Change is good if you do the job right – Toronto Star
Toronto StarChange is good if you do the job rightToronto StarYou. If the paint turns out not to be the issue, I’d probably start looking at the exterior of the house and the wall, and make sure you don’t have moisture coming in through that wall. If that’s the case, you’ll need to talk to a general contractor to …
Urban retreat (jsonline)
As many home and garden projects go, a small repair or improvement often mushrooms into something much more extensive. Such was the case with Shorewood residents Alan Freysinger and Sheila Beck when a rotting tree needed to be removed. That led to a complete overhaul of their urban landscape, providing a peaceful spot that seems miles away from the city.
“The whole project started as something small. But to access the tree, I would have to go through a neighbor’s yard. I thought if we are going to do this, we should do something about the entire back yard. What we wanted was more outdoor living space as well as a view to enjoy year-round,” said Freysinger, who is an architect and co-owner of Design Group III.
For help, he turned to Bill Wandsnider, owner of Wandsnider Landscape and a fellow member of Milwaukee/NARI.
“As a designer, I had ideas of what it would look like. Hiring somebody like Bill, who really understands the nature of what he is doing, adds a whole level of detail and refinement,” Freysinger said.
A sensory escape
“We wanted to create this feeling that Alan and Sheila were not in …