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October 15, 2012

Do ARCHITECTS intimidate you a little?  They intimidate me.  Even though the few I've met were professional and straightforward, I was a teeny bit in awe of their ability to design magnificent structures and dwellings. 

Recently I ran across the site of the Crisp Architect Group, an architectural firm with offices in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.  One aspect of their work is especially appealing - economical renovations.

Here are a few of their amazing do-overs:

Kitchen before:
Kitchen after:
One of the great things about the Crisp Architect Group is that they
work with what you've got.  This kitchen renovation retained its
original layout which drastically reduced the cost of the makeover.
Another home owner simply wanted to
convert his garage into usable family space.
Garage before:

Garage after:
 Wow, right?!
 The house, below, was lovely in its original state but the
Crisp Architect Group cranked it up a notch with paint and molding. 
Den before:

Den after:
The homeowners for this next project wanted to transform their sunroom
so that they could use it year 'round.  Boy, did they get their wish!
Sunroom before:

Sunroom after:
Here are a couple of photos of the interior of the sunroom:
The owner of this next home wanted the Crisp Architect Group
to turn his dreary basement into an English pub. 
Basement before:
Basement after:

Amazing, isn't it?  Talk about a man cave!
It's time I think of architects in a completely different light.
Not only can they design mansions and skyscrapers,
they're Before & After fans, too.


  1. Unbelievable before and afters! I wish I had found them for some of the projects in my house (although my garage still looks like the before picture, unfortunately!) Thanks for sharing!

  2. oh wow these pics are all gorgeous. im so jealous of people that can do that kind of stuff on their own. that's a gift!

  3. Wow ... just imagine the fun of a pub in the basement!

  4. Wow! I'm drooling over all those afters!!

  5. That sunroom off the back deck is unbelievable! Beautiful after pic!

  6. So many fantastic and completely unexpected makeovers.
    Love this post!

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