Have you ever walked into a room, and felt it lacked personality? Consider sliding barn doors your solution. First things first, barn doors are an easy, space-saving way to give a room some character. These doors can be perfect for a rustic home, but are versatile to fit into a sleek modern home.
Barn doors aren’t just used to liven up archways anymore, barn doors can be used to create cubbies in your home. You can leave them open for daily access to spaces, but close them when you need to hide a mess, plus they eliminate the problem of door swing in small spaces. Another use for barn doors, is cabinet space. They can be used to cover bars and glass wear. If you are looking for a fun update to your bar area or want something different from your traditional cabinets, check out sliding barn doors.
Below are a few of our example jobs as well as some that we just find attractive! Check out our houzz website for more examples of our projects at www.houzz.com/gardnerfox
Looking for something to do this weekend? Come check out the Wayne Music Festival on Saturday, June 11th! It will be a fun day full of music from 7 different local bands, in addition to food and drink from local restaurants. While you’re there, come visit us! We will have a booth on N. Wayne Ave, so stop by and say hello! We’d love to answer any questions about projects that you are working on or are considering starting. To find more information on the Wayne Music Festival check out www.waynemusicfestival.com
Last week we attended the 2016 AIA Convention in Philadelphia. During the 4-day convention, Philadelphia hosted over 20,000 architects from all over the world. The convention boasted over 800 exhibitors and over 500 educational seminars.
There was a lot happening at the convention! We attended seminars on lighting, paint products, BIM and Net-Positive building design, and one of our senior architect, Jeff Snyder led a tour to the Morris Arboretum. On the floor, some of the most interesting items we came across were the new lighting and building envelope products. Even the Bacon Brothers stopped by on Friday night to entertain.
Bacon Brothers Performing at AIA Convention
We’re so glad we were able to participate in this educational event and bring so much back to Gardner/Fox with them! Thanks to AIA Philadelphia for organizing the convention.
Are you tired of the same old ceiling light and looking for something fresh? Exposed bulb lights are on the rise, and we are finding them frequently requested!
These trendy light fixtures are versatile and easily fit in to every type of style, from modern chic to classic to rustic. Another fun feature is how much drama the lights bring into your space, exposed bulb lighting, like the fun pieces above, bring more personality to a space. These unique pieces are also an excellent way to incorporate soft metal tones into a room, like gold and bronze, which are also making a coming back. Check out some of our favorite styles above, and examples in projects below. For more of our jobs featuring exposed buld lighting, checkout our website at www.houzz.com/gardnerfox
Although the Phillies lost to the Marlins, Gardner/Fox had a great time hosting our annual Phillies Tailgate! It is a rare event that the whole GFA crew is able to get together and hang out, so a big thank you goes out to everyone who was able to attend and make the night such a success! We hope you had as much fun as we did!
Earlier this week our very own Ellen Hanggi became a LEED Green Associate. After weeks of studying, Ellen took a rigorous exam. Receiving the LEED Green Associate Certification means that Ellen has proven that she has the most up-to-date knowledge and understanding of green building practices. She now understands the most environmentally sustainable techniques in the construction and building industry.The next step for Ellen is to complete the LEED AP Homes certification.We are so proud of Ellen and her accomplishment! Way to go!
For our final #throwbackThursday for Gardner/Fox’s birthday, we found a picture of the whole GFA founding crew (and their lovely ladies). This photo is from the Pre-Kentucky Derby Ball for Baker industries in 1996. In this photo we have Brook Gardner (back middle), Mark Fox (front, sitting), and Mark Pennington (far right).
Do your tile floors need an update? We’ve been inspired by these new patterned concrete tiles! They’re versatile and eye-catching and using pattern floor tile is a great way to give a small space a ton of personality. They work perfectly for back splashes in the kitchen, floors in the bathroom, or even add a splash of fun in a mud room. Here are a few of the inspiring patterns we are loving right now!