Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

LifeEdited: For Homeowners

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LifeEdited shows that you can live large in a small home or apartment. By applying smart concepts and technology, you can have a compelling, fulfilling life that allows you to live within your means financially and environmentally. Our sole focus is on space efficient green design. In industry terms, we are a specialty consultant. That means that we work with you and eventually with your architect. Our goal is to create a design that provides the lifestyle and functionality of a larger apartment/home but at a lower cost than something larger. All in a package that is greener and more social than most homes. You may have seen some of our work in the New York Times, Dwell, Fast Company, New Yorker, Fair Companies.

What are the characteristics of a good project to work together on?

A desire for more living & more functionality  Are you starting a family, but you don’t want to move? Do you need your apartment or home to simply do more? Are you intending to buy an apartment or home and save some money by buying small and then remodeling?
 Location A city or neighborhood where it is prohibitively expensive to simply buy a larger apartment or home. For instance, we’ve worked on projects in New York City, Toronto, São Paulo, and Hawaii.

 

How much do your services cost?

Scope of services We scale our services to match the project. For some projects, we create basic CAD sketches and the architect takes it from there. On other projects, we provide very detailed CAD drawings that the architect can import. Potential tasks:

  • Kick-off meeting
  • Capture requirements for the program
  • Review of the existing property either via as-built plans and/or a site visit (if local)
  • Creation of a concise program/analysis document
  • Consult with the architect of record
  • Review existing relevant compact living designs with the customer
  • Create a list of compact living ideas relevant to the program & property
  • Create a list of space efficient furnishings relevant to the program & property
  • Create basic CAD sketches to capture the above, revise as the budget permits
  • Create detailed CAD drawings, revise as the budget permits
  • Consult with the customer and the architect as the project progresses
Budget: apartment $10,000 – $40,000 US. As per above, we scale our services to match the need, particularly to match the level of detail needed.
Budget: detached home $15,000 – $60,000 US. As per above, we scale our services to match the need, particularly to match the level of detail needed.

 

What projects have you worked on?

If you don’t have a copy of our portfolio, please ask for one. This page is not meant to be a portfolio. But here are a few photos with links.

For more information, please contact Ross Porter, ross@lifeedited.com, +1 206.734.4867.

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