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Designing New Residential and Commercial Properties
Jun 12, 2016 Featured, Design Build

Designing New Residential and Commercial Properties

Sensory Six has a reputation for renovating old historic spaces in the Capital District. We also love starting completely fresh with the design of new residential and commercial properties.    Locally, we team with architects and builders to create totally new spaces that are havens and places of inspiration. New spaces have their own set of challenges. Here are some things to consider:   Plan for Today and Tomorrow Both business and homeowners need to design for their [...]

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Technology Rules Outdoor Spaces
May 29, 2016 Featured, Outdoor Spaces

Technology Rules Outdoor Spaces

It’s time to get your outdoor life blooming, and one way is to create a distinctive outdoors space.   And technology can be great for bringing comfort and low maintenance when you add on or refurbish.   Ease it up. Deck materials made from recycled milk jugs and grocery bags or new plastics like vinyl are great for replacing wood.  You can play with color, texture and weight, and these new high tech materials lend themselves to interesting shapes and easy [...]

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Smart Renovation of Historic Homes
Apr 18, 2016 Featured, Design Build

Smart Renovation of Historic Homes

There is nothing like the character of historic homes. Not only do they represent a moment in time, but also you can feel the lives of generations within their walls. Additionally, they often embody architectural and design features that exemplify loving attention to detail and craftsmanship. Restoring or renovating a historic home is a labor of love and a test of patience.  Restoring means bringing the home as close as possible back to the original.  Renovating means updating the [...]

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New Sensory Six Research Shows Local Trends: Part 2
Mar 4, 2016 Featured, Design Build

New Sensory Six Research Shows Local Trends: Part 2

In our last blog, we talked about the research that Sensory Six conducted to understand design-build trends in the Capital District.  Our research showed that the number one trend is to create healthier homes and commercial properties.  Here are four components of this trend that will dominate in 2016:   Natural Capital District home and business owners are turning to more natural materials such as wood and brick.  More natural light through windows and outside space that [...]

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New Sensory Six Research Shows Local Trends: Part 1
Feb 8, 2016 Featured, Design Build

New Sensory Six Research Shows Local Trends: Part 1

Over the last several months, we have been conducting research to understand the trends that will be driving residential and commercial design-build in the Capital District.  We interviewed dozens of business owners, homeowners and developers and compared their needs to predicted design trends from industry experts.  Additionally, we looked at business and demographic data.   What is clear is that 2016 represents a time of renaissance, renovation, redesign and refresh in the [...]

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