Perspectives

Turning an Icy Lemon into Lemonade
Mar 13, 2015 Featured, Design Build

Turning an Icy Lemon into Lemonade

The brutal winter of 2015 has led to building damage across the country. Both commercial and residential property owners are now experiencing ice damming problems at historic rates, and insurance claims are reaching all-time highs.   As you may know, an ice dam forms when the roof over the attic gets warm enough to melt the underside of the layer of snow on the roof.  When an ice dam gets big enough, melted water backs up behind it and seeps underneath the shingles. Eventually, it [...]

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Advice on Restaurant and Bar Design
Feb 16, 2015 Featured, Commercial

Advice on Restaurant and Bar Design

Our recent Facebook post about our work with the Druthers Brewing Company has really peaked a lot of interest. One of the questions we have received is how do you design and build a restaurant and bar.  We’ll be telling you more about the Druthers project in upcoming posts and blogs, but for now here are some general thoughts about restaurant design. Appeal to all the senses.  It’s not just the appealing smells coming from the restaurant and the taste of food on your [...]

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Luxury, serenity and natural big trends for 2015
Dec 26, 2014 Featured, Interior Design

Luxury, serenity and natural big trends for 2015

Photo: Living Air Greenwall courtesy of Green Conscience Home & Garden LLC We at Sensory Six are excited to see that that the big design trends for 2015 are what we have been advocating all along – luxury, serenity and natural.  According to lushome.com: “Modern interior trends 2015 reinvent classy luxury, serenity, creative recycling and versatility in furniture design and interior decorating.”  Four of the trends they predict for 2015 are: Fusion of [...]

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Vibrant Lighting Adds Beauty to Lake House
Dec 2, 2014 Featured, Lighting

Vibrant Lighting Adds Beauty to Lake House

Sue Dakin and Martin Wawrla know what they like.   Modern clean styling.  Craftsmanship. Distinctive custom looks.  All the elements of what we call “21st Century Zen.” Recently, we designed lighting for their Saratoga lake house.  Working collaboratively with Shakuff Studio in Brooklyn, we created and installed edgy, color glass fixtures to give their home a distinctive “wow” factor.  The couple had spent a long time trying to find the [...]

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The Importance of Project Management: Part 3
Nov 7, 2014 Featured, Design Build

The Importance of Project Management: Part 3

“Time is money.” ~ Benjamin Franklin One of the most important functions of a project manager is to keep the client informed, particularly if there are issues that affect timing, costs or specifications.  This means that a good project manager has excellent written and verbal communications skills, is intensely focused on detail and delivers high levels of service. Two of the primary areas that lead to client frustration are being over budget and not on schedule. On any [...]

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