2018 in Review

It’s getting real. 2018 is coming to an end, and we’re taking a look back on what’s happened. Ask An Architect We kicked off the year with our friends at AIA Seattle. Along with fellow architect Matt Hutchins at CAST Architecture, we spent an afternoon discussing what it takes to build a house and taking …

The Art of Fall: How Pumpkins Help Us Design Custom Homes

We thrive on art. While custom architecture is our chief passion, we embrace art in all its varied forms—pumpkin carving included. ‘Tis the season, after all! Even more, we love cheering on the artistic minds we work with. For years, we’ve loved seeing what project manager Curtis Peterson would call forth from everyone’s favorite Halloween …

Have an Extensive Car Collection? Consider Building a Custom Garage

Do you have an extensive classic car collection? If you do, then odds are you’ve put a lot of time and money into building that collection. This means that you should have a way to display those cars. A regular garage just won’t do that collection justice! We suggest building a custom garage design in …

How to Pick the Right Light Fixtures for Your Home

A home without good lighting loses it’s beauty as soon as the sun sets, but a home with great lighting never skips a beat. Give your home the shining personality it deserves with the right lighting. To choose the right lighting for your home, consider the following: Contemporary Living Room by Austin Architects & Designers …

The Benefits and Disadvantages of Granite Kitchen Countertops

The kitchen is, in many cases, the vital life-center of a home. Many people enjoy cooking and want to explore cuisine as thoroughly as possible. A popular trend in gourmet kitchens is to have a granite kitchen countertop theme. If you’re trying to decide on whether or not granite is right for you, here are …

Northwest living: Waterfront Reflections

We have some pretty amazing projects underway, but Waterfront Reflections is unique for a few reasons. ‘Northwest living’ can truly range from deep in the woods of Tumblecreek to a bluff in the San Juan’s overlooking the Puget Sound, and everything in between. GHA homes are designed from elegance and embrace the gorgeous Northwest scenery …

Living on Island Time: The Multi-Island Kitchen

The island. It has become an almost essential feature in any kitchen. It provides extra work space, an attractive, centering element in the room, and often times offers extra storage. Most everyone can agree that an island is useful. So what would you do with multiple islands? Having multiple islands or a multi-level island will make your kitchen …

Functional Architecture: The Beauty and the Brawn

When people look at homes in shelter magazines, they discuss how beautiful a space is, and how much they would love to have aspects A, B, and C in their soon to be constructed space. Yet, when you sit down with someone to discuss what features they would like in their home, they’re likely to …

Green Design: The Longevity of Your Home

If you have noticed from our blog posts, Gelotte Hommas puts great emphasis on the power and principle of green living and design. By creating sustainable homes, we ensure that each of our creative and inspired spaces puts as little burden on the environment as possible, while ensuring that its occupants enjoy their space. While we’ve talked …

Accenting Your Home’s Architecture with Paint

The interior design that went into this home after it was designed by Gelotte Hommas truly stands out as a great example of how to accent the architectural elements of your home through paint and decor. Each of the homes designed by Gelotte Hommas has special features and small touches to accent their over all aesthetic. You …