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  • Make Your Guest Bath A Style Highlight

    The Often Overlooked Guestbath Doesn't Have To Be Boring

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    By Iris Davis-Quick

    Posted on May 28, 2020

    Guest bathrooms aren’t necessarily the sexiest place in your house, right? But guest baths don’t have to be boring! Spruce them up with funky floor or wall tile. Add some wallpaper or bright colors. Or give your guests a real treat with a soaking tub! You can make your guest bath modern and monochromatic. Or pick a theme and make selections around it. Pick an unconventional paint for the walls or vanity—there are so many options!

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  • Top 10 Reasons To Remodel Your Home

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    By Iris Davis-Quick

    Posted on May 14, 2020

    We field a lot of calls about what ails homeowners out there. Here we've narrowed it down to a Top Ten, and while any one of these complaints is sometimes enough to spark a renovation, often it is a combination of factors that inspires change for a better, more well-suited home. We can make it happen, it's what we love to do.

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  • Currently In The Design Studio

    Projects 'On The Boards' In April

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    By Ryan Davis

    Posted on April 24, 2020

    Times are weird but we have not been idle whilst readjusting to circumstances of pandemic. We are still developing projects in our design studio from before the lockdown as well as developing new ones. Here's a snapshot of what our studio's been up to while working from home. All images are renderings taken from the actual working computer models as design becomes substantially complete.

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  • Comfort At Home

    Client Interviews About Their Adjustment To The Coronavirus

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    By Iris Davis-Quick

    Posted on April 15, 2020

    I thought it would be interesting to reach out to a few of our clients about their experience dealing with self-isolation in their homes and the different ways their lives and schedules have changed in the past few weeks. The following interviews have been edited for length and clarity. Be well out there!

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  • Zoom Backgrounds

    Get a free (virtual) home renovation with CG&S’ Zoom backgrounds

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    By Iris Davis-Quick

    Posted on April 08, 2020

    CG&S Design Build is here to help upgrade your home office. As COVID-19 disrupts our day-to-day, video conferencing, such as Zoom, is slowly becoming part of our new normal for those who are fortunate enough to take online classes, work from home (WFH), or take our happy hours virtual.

    Whether you’re a WFH pro who wants to get creative, or just learning the ins-and-outs of virtual meetings and want to cover up a messy room, we've got you taken care of.

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  • CG&S At Barkitecture Austin 2019

    Notes From A Dog-Filled-Up-Place

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    By Ryan Davis

    Posted on October 31, 2019

    CG&S was chuffed to participate in 2019's Barkitecture Austin event and silent auction, raising money for dog rescue and adoption in Central Texas. The 15th iteration of the event featured a wide variety of custom designed and built doghouses by preeminent area architects and builders at Fair Market. And it featured dogs. Lots and lots of dogs, in costumes.

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  • Saying Farewell To Mark Evans

    A Lil Retirement Party

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    By Ryan Davis

    Posted on August 28, 2019

    Last week we said goodbye to Project Designer Mark Evans after a 13 year tenure at CG&S. Former and current clients, trades colleagues, and coworkers all gathered together to send him and his husband Dave off on their next journey.

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  • On The Boards

    Finish Selections & Modeling In Tarrytown

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    By Ryan Davis

    Posted on August 16, 2019

    A client's Pinterest board, combined with cherry-picked preferences and knowledge about what they definitely *did not* like helped us assemble a finish-palette for this Tarrytown home about to enter construction.

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  • Top-Out In Cherrywood

    Stephen Pascarella Reaches Milestone In Central East Austin

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    By Ryan Davis

    Posted on August 12, 2019

    We were really pleased to tour this home with our clients on a real August scorcher. The spaces were nice and open with brilliant light streaming through new windows. The old walls were stripped down and showed their original cheery colors. Walls had been cleared away, new ones framed up, and additions added to the back of the home.

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  • Season For Caring 2019

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    By Ryan Davis

    Posted on July 24, 2019

    Through the Austin American Statesman’s Season for Caring program, we had the opportunity and pleasure to work with Meals On Wheels to help Michael and Nora Gomez renovate their home.

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