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Selecting the right architect for building your dream house

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Selecting the right architect for building the house of your dream is not very different from choosing a life partner. You have to invest your time and effort in figuring out the best options available in town. Together, you will experience moments of frustration and excitement. There are times when your opinions will differ, bringing about minor turmoil. However, the final results will grab everyone’s attention. Keeping aside these things, you have to start from the very beginning to establish your relationship with the architect and contractor. Remember that a crucial connection between both parties is critical for completing the project.

Building a house is no less than a challenge. Multiple steps go into the construction procedure, from identifying the worthy contractor to determining the budget and researching; everything is significant. Moreover, you have to meet the architect and communicate your requirements and needs to them. The more informed you are about your needs, the better it is. Moreover, it would help if you were critical of the professionalism and efficiency of the contractor. Try to assess the past cases in light of your rationality. Only then can you assure yourself of an informed decision.

Identify your requirements

First and foremost, you have to identify why you are building the house and what features you would want in the structure. The number of family members decides the number of rooms and living space you require. Along with this, living with your parents or young ones also plays a determining factor. For example, you may have aged individuals living in your house, and therefore you have to make necessary adjustments so that it is convenient for them to stay. On the other hand, you may want to build a house for recreation. Hence, the overall appeal will be different. Henceforth, these are a few factors you have to bring into consideration. Browse the internet, magazines, books, and journals to identify the aesthetic style. Finally, you have to determine the construction budget. Once you are aware of your fundamental requirement, you may seek the help of architects to use their experience in designing the project and determining the cost considerations.

Determine your service requirement

Most of the time, homeowners look for architects who can help them with various design services. At times, homeowners need a complete package that includes construction and permit drawings, furniture selection, interior design, and landscape planning. An agency specializing in all these areas will help you with a seamless transition from beginning to completion of the project. If you want to create a cohesive project, you must work with the architect minutely. From the first stage, you must be clear about your requirement and the type of assistance you require from these agencies. Without a proper design, construction cannot happen. Look for firms that offer in-house or design-build construction management services.

On the other hand, if you already know about your requirement, you only require the assistance of the professional for the building project. Hence, from the design to the overall layout, you have to take a lot of responsibility so that nothing goes wrong. Following this, you need a specialist who can specifically draw the permit and undertake the construction process.

Research their specialization

Researching the architect’s specialization is necessary. Several building categories come within the purview of the architectural profession. You may want to work on a custom home or office. For this, you need architects who are qualified in designing a residential or commercial building. Hence, when looking out for architects and contractors, please pay attention to their area of specialization. Look for the most experienced one to not compromise on professionalism and efficiency.

Warehouses, hospitals, and schools have different types of requirements. On the other hand, residential property has a specific need. Hence, an architect specializing in these buildings will be a viable resource for your project. Now how will you select a good architect for the project? Hire architects who have experience in residential design particularly. It will ensure you a better outcome and a seamless construction process.

Look at the geographic region

The specialization of the architect has a lot to do with the geographic region. At times, architects are the go-to individuals in the neighborhood because they are well aware of the municipal processes. For example, some areas come under architectural control exclusively. Therefore, you have to look for architects familiar with these processes and experience this area. On the other hand, if you possess unique building requirements or specific goals related to the environment, you have to communicate the same to the professionals. Remember that these projects are outstanding. Every house is not the same. Hence, paying attention to the geographic region and the weather condition plays a critical role.

Review the portfolio of the architect

If you are curious about modeling a custom home, you may spend your time browsing residential dwellings’ images and researching the best ways of getting a good architect. By now, you understand the significance of identifying a style that will gravitate the entire process. With a worthy architect by your side, you can specialize in this project because they already have experience in residential design. When you hire EJD Construction & General Contractorthey will give you a durable structure on a budget. Remember that these contractors work on the aesthetic appeal and also the foundation. Hence, the team of professionals is passionate about modern design and will make every effort to cater to your requirements. You may also go for a balanced approach between modern and traditional layouts. Browse the internet to understand the contemporary trend and incorporate the same in your residential design. Look for individuals who have experience in similar projects and then decide who fits your budget and caters to your requirements.

Request for references

The website plays an incredibly significant role in creating the first impression. It will give you a picture of what type of professionals you should hire. However, testimonials and references will provide you with an accurate picture of the architect’s professionalism. You will understand the clients experience of working with these architects. If possible, get in touch with them and understand their experience in detail.

Meet the architect

The designing and building process is a time taking task. From months to years, it will take time to meet your expectations. Hence, before initiating the process, you must meet the architect and know their proficiency and competence. An architect specializing in residential design understands the ins and outs of these projects. More so, they also cater to individual clients’ requirements. A lot has to do with your lifestyle and personality. To ensure a smooth and hassle-free process, you must communicate appropriately with them right from the first meeting. You have to work on the relationship and help them visualize your preferences. If the architect is not approachable, the entire process may get delayed. You should consult a professional to get the most appropriate advice before initiating the project.

Working with architects on the construction and design of your dream house calls for effort and time. You have to engage yourself in the process and research every option in detail. Moreover, you must be clear about your expectations and your budget. Ask as many concerns as possible but don’t keep any doubt in your mind. Set your boundaries and establish a clear line of communication with them so that the process becomes smooth. When you engage yourself in the research stage, ensure that you select a respectable architect who can help you with a proper design and assure you the best results.

The entire process of building a house is exciting and challenging at the same time. Effective communication plays an essential role here. There might be moments of excitement and moments of failure. However, smooth communication between both parties ensures the smooth completion of the project. Based on the scope, size, location, and complexity of the project, the fees of the architect changes. Hence, you must understand their fee structure and additional expenses beforehand to arrange your finances. You may have to put your resources and finances ahead to avoid a budget crunch when you undertake the project. More so, you may have to make minor changes here and there when the project is on. Hence, when you select an architect, ensure that they are approachable. The more sensitive they are to your needs, the better it is. Note that there will be additional expenses throughout the project. You have to make provisions for these as well.

Along with this, you have to work with mechanical engineers, structural engineers, surveyors, arborists, and grading engineers together. These professionals also contribute to the overall success of the project. Hence, when you start the project, see parity between all the parties. It will ensure smooth project completion within budget. There are multiple crucial considerations to make. These can help you get desirable results. A professional can guide you aptly to take care of your money when investing in a home rebuilding project. It is a costly investment; therefore, expert guidance becomes mandatory.

 

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Disney Broadway In Bryant Park Part Two

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106.7 LITE FM’s brought Disney to Broadway in Bryant Park. We brought you the video and now the pictures so you are there.

Tshidi Manye

Jackie Rene

Jackie Rene and Gilbert Domally

Jackie Rene and Gilbert Domally

Jackie Rene and Gilbert Domally

Jackie Rene and Tshidi Manye

Jackie Rene and Tshidi Manye

Tshidi Manye and Gilbert Domally

Tshidi Manye and Gilbert Domally

Jim Ferris, Gilbert Domally and Ben Jeffrey

Jim Ferris, Gilbert Domally and Ben Jeffrey

Jim Ferris, Gilbert Domally and Ben Jeffrey

Ben Jeffrey, Jackie Rene, Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris and Gilbert Domally

Gilbert Domally, Jackie Rene, Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris and Ben Jeffrey

The Lion King’s Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Jackie René, Ben Jeffrey and Gilbert Domally

Charissa Hogeland

Charissa Hogeland

Chad Burris

Frozen’s Charissa Hogeland and Chad Burris

Michael James Scott

Adi Roy

Adi Roy

Michael James Scott, Adi Roy

Michael James Scott, Adi Roy

Sonya Balsara

Sonya Balsara

Adi Roy, Sonya Balsara

Sonya Balsara, Adi Roy

Adi Roy, Sonya Balsara

from Aladdin‘s Michael James Scott, Sonya Balsara and Adi Roy

106.7 Lite FM’s Hosts-Paul Cubby Bryant and Christine Nagy

Paul Cubby Bryant and Christine Nagy

The hosts were Paul ‘Cubby’ Bryant and Christine Nagy.

Chad Burris, Charissa Hogeland, Ben Jeffrey, Jackie Rene, Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris and Gilbert Domally

Chad Burris, Gilbert Domally, Jackie Rene. Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Charissa Hogeland, Ben Jeffrey, Sonya Balsara, Adi Roy and Michael James Scott

Chad Burris, Gilbert Domally, Jackie Rene. Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Charissa Hogeland, Ben Jeffrey, Sonya Balsara, Adi Roy and Michael James Scott

Chad Burris, Gilbert Domally, Jackie Rene. Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Charissa Hogeland, Ben Jeffrey, Sonya Balsara, Adi Roy and Michael James Scott

 

 

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Disney Broadway In Bryant Park

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106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park brought Disney to its 2024 program. The Bryant Park stage is located at 6th Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets. Lawn seating is first come, first serve.

This weeks performances came from Aladdin‘s Michael James Scott, Sonya Balsara and Adi Roy

Frozen’s Charissa Hogeland and Chad Burris

And The Lion King’s Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Jackie René, Ben Jeffrey and Gilbert Domally

The hosts were Paul ‘Cubby’ Bryant and Christine Nagy.

 

 

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Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Allison Eden

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“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents”, is filmed from the Hotel Edison.

In this episode T2C’s publisher and owner Suzanna Bowling talks with Allison Eden. Allison is the visionary artist who is creating the look at Serendipity 3, which will be opening this year on 47th Street, in Times Square. Today, she stands as a pioneer in the design world, captivating audiences worldwide with her innovative glass and stone mosaic masterpieces.

To see Allison’s work and learn more click here.

I am so grateful to my guest Allison Eden.

We are so proud because the show and our guests are now featured on the TV screens in the lobby and the hotel rooms. We were also gifted a poster in the lobby.

Suzanna, Allison and Rommel

Thank-you Magda Katz for videoing and creating the content to go live, Rommel Gopez and The Hotel Edison for their kindness and hospitality.

We are so proud and thrilled that Variety Entertainment News just named us one of Summer’s Best Picks in the category of Best Television, Radio, PodcastsThe company we are in, has made us so humbled, grateful and motivated to continue.

The Daily Geek Report” has also named host Suzanna Bowling on the list of Most Engaging Hosts. Thank-you so much for recognizing us and thank-you Eileen Shapiro who has helped us get noticed, we are so grateful.

You can catch us on the following platforms:

Pandora:

https://www.pandora.com/podcast/live-from-the-edison-hotel-times-square-chronicles-presents/PC:1001084740

Stitcher:

https://www.stitcher.com/show/1084740

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Amazon:

https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/e3ac5922-ada8-4868-b531-12d06e0576d3

Apple Podcasts:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/live-from-the-edison-hotel-times-square-chronicles-presents/id1731059092

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Cabaret Loses The West Bank Cafe and Laurie Beechman Theatre

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The West Bank Cafe and the Laurie Beechman theatre are closing their doors in August.

The West Bank Cafe opened in 1978. The restaurant’s early clients even included the notorious Irish gang, the Westies. The neighborhood was rough. In 1980, The New York Times awarded West Bank two stars, which increased its visibility and attracted a wider range of diners. 
In this era, West Bank Cafe’s owner, Steve Olsen opened the Laurie Beechman Theatre downstairs from the Cafe, which staged plays and hosted events nightly. A young Lewis Black was named playwright-in-residence; Howard Stern aired his third-annual live birthday broadcast from the theater; and the restaurant’s regulars included Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller and Bruce Willis, among others.

Soon the redevelopment of 42nd Street spread further west, bringing new businesses and residents to the area. Throughout the 1980s and ’90s, the restaurant was a leader in the growing Theater District and Hell’s Kitchen dining scenes. As new theaters opened in the area, the restaurant’s connection to stage and screen remained strong as well. The Laurie Beechman Theatre continued to regularly stage the work of emerging writers, actors, and singers (many of whom later became stars) as well as established acts: The Who even gave four live performances at the restaurant while their musical Tommy was running on Broadway.

After 45 years, the restaurant’s surrounding neighborhood and America’s culinary tastes have changed dramatically. West Bank Cafe has evolved along with the neighborhood and maintained a commitment to serving high-quality food in a unpretentious setting where both theater-goers and theatre stars feel at home.

In 2020 the West Bank was likely to close imminently as it faced mounting debts and a steep drop-off in customers due to COVID. By Tuesday, though, there was an online fundraiser had raised more than $330,000, shooting past its initial goal of $250,000. Donations came pouring in thanks to Tom D’Angora, a Broadway producer and longtime customer. But things took off on Christmas Day, thanks to a star-studded, nine-hour telethon, featuring speeches and performances by Sean Penn, Nathan Lane, Pete Townshend, Debra Messing, Andre De Shields and dozens more performers who have called themselves West Bank regulars during its 42-year history.

The money raised allowed Olsen to pay off the cafe’s debts and save some cash for the future. Sadly it seems 2024 might be the end.

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Legal Representation for Your Auto Accident Lawsuit: How They Can Help

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Being in a car accident can be scary and stressful, but you don’t have to handle the legal stuff by yourself. Think about having a professional on your side who could help you get through the court system and fight for the money you deserve.

Your auto accident lawsuit can be helped by a lawyer. Know that a professional is working hard for you if you hire the right lawyer. This will give you peace of mind and the strength to face the problems that lie ahead. Fasten your seat belts, and let’s look at how lawyers can ease this tough path.

Experience and Expertise

The experience and knowledge that lawyers bring to your car accident victim case is one of the main benefits of having one. They know how the justice system works and can easily get around its many complicated parts. Their specific understanding of personal injury law is very important if you want to improve your chances of winning.

Legal Support and Guidance

A case over a car accident can be hard on the mind and emotions. Getting a lawyer is important because they can help and guide you. They talk to the insurance companies, help with paperwork, and advise on what to do next.

Negotiation Skills

In most cases, auto accident lawsuits end up being settled outside of court through settlement negotiations between lawyers and insurance companies. Having a skilled lawyer negotiating on your behalf can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. They know how to present evidence, highlight key points, and negotiate for a fair settlement that covers all of your damages.

Courtroom Representation

If your case does go to trial, having legal representation is crucial. Your lawyer will act as your advocate in court, presenting your case and fighting for your rights. They know how to navigate the courtroom, from proper procedures to building a strong defense against any opposing arguments.

Contingency Fee Arrangements

Several auto accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they receive payment only if your case is successful. This eliminates any upfront costs for you and ensures that your lawyer is fully invested in the success of your case. It also offers peace of mind knowing that your lawyer will work tirelessly to secure a favorable outcome.

Peace of Mind

One of the key benefits of having legal representation for your auto accident lawsuit is the peace of mind it provides. Dealing with an auto accident can be emotionally taxing, but having a lawyer on your side can reduce stress and help you focus on recovery.

Choosing the right lawyer means finding one who is familiar with the local laws and regulations that will impact your case. By selecting personal injury lawyers in Opa Locka, you can benefit from their understanding of the local jurisdiction and their established relationships with local courts and professionals.

Take the First Step Towards Justice in Your Auto Accident Lawsuit

Having a lawyer help you with your auto accident lawsuit can make things a lot easier and improve your chances of getting a good result. A skilled lawyer can be very helpful on your trip, whether it’s because they know how to handle complicated legal issues, are good at negotiating, or give you peace of mind by working for you.

After a car accident, don’t handle the fallout by yourself. Get professional help and start the process of getting justice and the money you deserve.

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