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Design Innovations: Utilizing less space
This installment of Professional Builder's Design Innovations takes a closer look at maximizing space in small residences.
This installment of Professional Builder's Design Innovations takes a closer look at maximizing space in small, affordable living quarters. Contributing Editor Susan Bady sat down with entrepreneurs Mike Kephart and Lynn Gastineau to discuss their business ventures, both of which embrace the concept of less house for less money. Bady also learned about the importance of synergy between salespeople and design-studio staff and architects in a coversation with Amy O'Connor, a national sales trainer.
Full interviews can be found by clicking the links below.
Kephart seeks broader market for small homes
Mike Kephart ran a successful architecture firm in Denver for 37 years. Now he’s the owner of SideKick Homes/Kephart Living, a company that produces Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)—small, independent homes placed in the backyard of a larger home. Read the full interview here.
The go-anywhere log cabin
Gastineau Log Homes, New Bloomfield, Mo., started offering Log Cabins 2 Go in 2004 and has sold 250 to date. Lynn Gastineau breaks down the market for her little cabins and explains why they’ve been so popular.
Read the full interview here.
Sales team and design team shouldn’t be silos
Synergy between salespeople and design-studio staff and architects is essential, says Amy O’Connor, national sales trainer for Shore Consulting in Auburn, Calif. Read the full interview here.