9 Lighting Disasters to Avoid in the Kitchen and Bathroom

by EVstudio AEP January 29, 2019
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Many common solutions we typically see in kitchens and baths are far from the best solutions, but are repeated again and again because people are not sure how to light those spaces well.  Lighting design can transform a space from drab to dynamite. It’s especially important in […]

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EVstudio Remodel Featured as ‘Kitchen of the Week’ on

by Kacy Landsittel November 6, 2018

We had the distinct pleasure to work with a repeat client for a remodel and addition to their newly purchased mountain residence in Evergreen, CO. The design caught the attention of the well-known custom home and remodel website, see the Houzz article here, Kitchen of […]

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DU Kitchen Expansion Rendering

by Matt Svoboda, AIA August 6, 2018
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We have been very lucky to have a great relationship with the University of Denver, completing many projects there over the years.  Our most recent project is the expansion of the kitchen at the Centennial Halls dormitory on the northern side of campus.  EVstudio is […]

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Hot Trends in Apartments -Part 2- Kitchens

by EVstudio AEP February 16, 2018
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This is the second installment of what we are hearing and seeing in Apartment design both at seminars and in the field. As you might notice, much of what is happening in single family residential design is also finding its way into the Multi-family world.  […]

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Why does a Range Matter in My Break Room or Kitchenette?

by EVstudio AEP November 14, 2017
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Most jurisdictions in the US use the IBC which references ANSI 117.1 for specific accessibility standards.  (It is also interesting to note that the IBC simply references ANSI 117.1, not a particular year in Chapter 11.  You actually need to go to the index in the […]

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Minimum Space Between Counters in a Kitchen – How Wide Should the Aisle Be?

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP January 6, 2017

When designing a kitchen the question always comes up about how big the aisle needs to be between counters and base cabinets. There are some rules of thumb that I like to use. For residential kitchens the absolute minimum aisle is 36″ and you can […]

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Can You Make Your Countertops Deeper Than 24″? – An Option For People With Clutter

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP June 10, 2016

I ran into Reg Fleming a couple days ago and it reminded me of a discussion we had several years ago. I worked on the design of his house in 2002 and one of the ideas that I had was the idea to put in […]

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DU Kitchen Expansion – Progress Part One

by Matt Svoboda, AIA March 1, 2014
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During the demolition phase, progress is measured in linear feet of chain link fence and caution tape.  Here are some photos of the progress so far.  The asphalt parking lot has been torn out, and the concrete piers have been drilled, formed and poured. Below […]

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Clubhouse Addition for Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club

by evstudio October 21, 2010

We just completed design for an 800 square foot addition to the clubhouse at Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club, a semi-private age restricted community in southeast Aurora.  The 35,000 square foot clubhouse is used for a variety of events such as weddings, corporate gatherings, and […]

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Home Renovation in Boulder to Create Master Suite

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP February 3, 2010

One of our recent small residential projects was a design for a remodel of a home in Boulder, Colorado. The existing home was in major need of an update to the interior and the owner wanted to combine two of the small bedrooms into a […]

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Denver Environmental Health Regulations on Equipment in Commercial Kitchens

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP November 15, 2009

Denver requires that all equipment used in commercial restaurant kitchens, including prefabricated equipment must meet commercial design standards. All floor-mounted equipment must be placed on casters or minimum 6″ high sanitary legs and is subject to final field approval. All counter mounted equipment, which is […]

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Giovanni Italian Restaurant Floor Plans

by EVstudio AEP September 21, 2009

One of EVstudio’s current projects is Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant in Copperas Cove, Texas. The restaurant design has a classical Italian theme and atmosphere.  There are several distinctly different areas within the building representing various regions of Italy.  There are also several exterior spaces dedicated to […]

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