Home Design in the Age of Social Distancing

by Rich Rokisky - Fri, Apr 3rd, 2020

Contemporary Home - early design phase

Here at RNR Designs, we’re ready for the evolution of the residential design process, as many design professionals are. Over the years, we’ve had many remote clients, some of whom I’ve never met in person but we’ve come together to create great designs. We can do the same today, with even better tools at our disposal. Tried and true methods such as swapping information, sketches and pictures via email (or mail), and talking on the phone have been the methods we’ve used with our remote clients for years.

But we can go beyond that now. The development of modeling in the world of CAD, now allows our clients to view their future home on their own computers. These models can help clients visualize their new homes in a format much easier to grasp than flat plans and elevations ever could.

Recently we purchased a VIBE™ board (an interactive collaboration board) that enable us to share screens and ideas with our clients in real-time, using one of several digital meeting apps currently available.

Not every project needs the same design services and now we can customize communications to your particular comfort zone. The way we collaborate with our clients may have altered but our goal and standards never change…a great design for your new home.

What’s a great home design?…your tastes and needs coming together in a design that fits your financial goals , that’s a great home design.

So say you’re not ready to bring on a professional designer quite yet, read next week’s blog about things you can start doing now.

the renaissance of our website

by Rich Rokisky - Fri, Jun 17th, 2016

first website layout sketches

Over 15 years ago we put together ideas for our first website. It served us well...or at least served us enough to allow those interested to get to know a little about us from a discrete distance. It still vied for attention with other traditional advertising and to some degree still may, but by itself can never contend with our most effective advertising - 'word of mouth'.

Our first website departed the internet rather abruptly due to, well let's call it, service provider failure. The provider eventually collapsed upon itself like a black hole leaving no trace and taking along email addresses, content and our "old" domain name (RNRDesigns.com) to some NSA storage warehouse in the cloud. It was time to move on anyway. So we claimed our new domain name  RNRDesigns.NET  and began rethinking our website.

So we began developing our next website and thanks to Tammy Katz (http://www.katzmarketingsolutions.com/) for the great seminar she presented to American Institute of Building Design - Ohio Society on website development and marketing. It inspired and gave me some great ideas for the new website.

With the website development and photography services of Jim at Celuch Creative Imaging (http://www.celuch.com/), it's come together in a site that sheds light on the breadth and width of what we do for our clients here at RNR Designs..design right so they can live better.

So enjoy the site, and feel free to leave your comments.