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The clients wanted their kitchen transformed into a more family-friendly space to use on a daily basis. ๐Ÿณ | Design by Susan Klimala | Photo by @michaelakaskel


Residential real estate #longisland #suburbandesign

Check out these large monster wasps usurping the birdhouse. Are these yellow jackets? They are huge! #layers #suburbandesign

Subtle and aesthetically pleasing way to reward corner-cutting with a broken ankle.


The clients wanted their kitchen transformed into a more family-friendly space to use on a daily basis. ๐Ÿณ | Design by Susan Klimala | Photo by @michaelakaskel

White, grey... and a splash of yellow (until next week, then whatever flowers looks best from TJ's). ๐ŸŒป // Design by Susan Klimala | Photo by @michaelakaskel

Happy Sunday, and National Ice Cream Day ๐Ÿฆ - who got ice cream? // Design by Susan Klimala | Photo by @michaelakaskel

Her style is vintage, his is more streamlined... and a beautiful kitchen was made. โœจ

Who else loves marble as much as we do?

Believe it or not, this is a 100% real transformation of a kitchen we updated. Which kitchen do you think is better? 1 or 2?

Breakfast is served! ๐Ÿฅž A cute little breakfast nook for the morning meal (or breakfast for dinner, if that's your thing). // Design by Maureen McHugh | Cabinetry Design by Susan Klimala | Photo by Carlos Vergara

A sketch on a napkin that came to life โœ๏ธ // Design by Susan Klimala | Photo by @michaelakaskel

Love this earthy kitchen - the countertops, the chairs, all the different plants that highlight each different corner - โค๏ธ // Design by @getspacedout | Post from @homepolish | Photo by @claireesparros

Thank you @joanborawskijoa for this beautiful drawing of one of our kitchens we designed for House Hunters Renovation. โค๏ธ

Can't decide which color we could live without when designing kitchens: blue or white? Which would you choose? // Design by Keri Rogers

A space to prepare those yummy pool snacks for that Fourth of July family reunion that's coming up - why not surprise your whole family with a new kitchen? // Design by Susan Klimala | Photo by Carlos Vergara

A chandelier in a kitchen??? Nobody said we couldn't. // A crystal chandelier, crystal knobs, and custom turned legs with a keyed arched hood were added to provide elegance for this family friendly space. // Design by Susan Klimala | Photo by Carlos Vergara

Free seminar tomorrow at 7-8:30 pm. Learn the kitchen trends from our designer, Susan Klimala. Food and drinks will be served ๐Ÿท๐Ÿง€ Make sure to sign up! Link is in our bio.

This aging in place community provides several different housing typologies to accomodate a variety of users at different ages and levels of need. Each unit has access to shared green spaces, strolling pathways, nature trails, and scenic vistas to ensure the social enjoyment of nature.

The entry off Snell road acts as a main arterial road, with smaller dead end lanes branching off of that. These lanes all terminate at a 60โ€™ hammer head, ensuring emergency access and acting as overflow parking or community hardscape. This allows all units the freedom to own or accomodate a vehicle at any unit, be it a guest or a tennant.

Each unit is 1500sf, with multiple configurations with and without an enclosed garage - all at one story for accessibility. These units can be alone on a larger lot, in a single-family home type of configuration for those with a want for independence. The Duplex configuration offers a type of โ€œbuddy systemโ€ for residents, allowing them to be more social and share tasks or help. The Rowhouse configuration was inspired by Genevaโ€™s historic rowhouses, and offers a denser grouping to make it easier for medical staff to visit multiple people quickly and efficiently.
At the far border ofย ย the development, overlooking a large wild field and vista is the cohousing. This would be for users that need constant medical supervision, but still want to remain within their community and enjoy the natural amenities the site provides. This cohousing area also has a large community space for events, shared meals, and games.

The site is partially in a low spot between two large farms, acting as a drainage zone for the surrounding properties during rain and snowmelt. The main road acts as a hard edge to a large stormwater detention area, with a simulated wetland edge that allows for the stormwater to be both retained and percollated into the soil.
#illustration #design #architecture #aging #aginginplace #retirementgoals #sustainability #neighborhood #buildabettersuburb #communitydesign #urbanism #urbandesign #suburbandesign

Happy Friday! Who's ready for the weekend? โœจ ... Is that even a question? ๐Ÿ˜

When the olive oil and hot sauce is not on the counter... you save room. You save room... (practicing for a casting call... no I'm not๐ŸคžโœŒ๏ธ) | But, out of all seriousness, I love the rack above the stove ๐Ÿ™Œ // Design by Susan Klimala | photo by Carlos Vergara

If I lived on the beach in California and hosted a cooking show on cooking seafood, THIS would be the kitchen ๐ŸŸ @leftcoasthomes

We can't get enough of marble ๐Ÿ˜ we want it shredded on our pasta, in our golden face masks, and surrounding us in our morning shower ๐Ÿ˜ต // design by Susan Klimala | photography by Dawn Jackman

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