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The Washington Post asked readers to describe the year in one word or phrase. Here’s what they said.  EXHAUSTING    LOST CHAOTIC SURREAL RELENTLESS   The Oxford English Dictionary, the principal historical dictionary of the English language, chooses a word annually to sum up the year. But, this year, they couldn’t describe it in just…

Remodeled Kitchen by Jay Corder Architect

Thinking about Remodeling? Here are tips to get you started!

Love It or List It is a home design TV show currently airing on HGTV. The show’s concept is about couples who aren’t loving their home for a variety of reasons. In most cases, the couple is split on whether they remodel and stay in their home and or sell and find a new home that…

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My Favorite Websites

“What is your favorite website?” As irrelevant as this many sound, it’s actually quite the opposite. Revealing your favorite websites can say a lot about you and your personality.

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An Inside Peek – Working from Home

Unprecedented is a word we are all hearing a lot lately and to be honest, I can’t think of a better one. We are all having to rethink our lives in the midst of COVID-19. Working remotely is part of this “new normal” for many of us. Here at Jay Corder Architect, we have shifted…

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De-clutter to Re-think

The stay-at-home orders have given most of us more time at home. We are a society used to being on the go; this is not easy. By now, you’ve probably binged Netflix, played all your board games, baked cookies, and your dog is exhausted from all the walks.   The walls may start to feel…

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It’s so Important to us!

  Client Communication   Architects are known for using complicated speech, jargons, and industry-related terminology. I have to admit that I sometimes fall into this mode. Our education and design-training teach us to use drawings, renderings, and visual elements to speak for us.   From initial contact to completed construction, quite a bit of communication…

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Outdoor Living Spaces

As the July 4th holiday approaches we think about the birth of America’s Independence and celebrate with fireworks, parades, and the ultimate outdoor barbecue. It’s a time for family gatherings and a time for Austinites to embrace the beautiful environment that Austin has to offer.  The outdoor living space is a perfect place to celebrate.…

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Want to build a house—Do I really need an Architect, an Interior Designer, and a Landscape Architect?

    Understanding the importance of an Architect-led design team.   I’m often asked why so many design professionals are needed to build a house. I believe it’s critical to the success of any project to have an Architect-led design team consisting of an architect, interior designer, and landscape architect. In fact, I feel so strongly…

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The Making of a Dream Home

    4 Years in the Making —The Krause Haus, a Dream Home!   Today I’m excited to offer a few thoughts about the Krause Haus. A project that has been genuinely a labor of love for us here at JCA. Four years in the making, the Krause Haus speaks to how special a project…

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An Inside Look-HGTV Faces of Design Award

      An Inside Look–Our Design Process   We are currently a nominee for HGTV’s Faces of Design Award and this is a great project for an Inside Look to our design process. The project is complex, layered and site-specific, ideal parameters that when fully considered can make a project truly special.   This…