California homeowners are no stranger to the dangers of wildfire. The video above is the second part of a four part mini series dedicated to landscape techniques that will help keep wildfires away from your home. Jack Kiesel stops in to give us the low down on Zone 2 of our landscape. If you are interested in learning more about how to help defend your home, keep an eye out for our videos about Zones 3 and 4 or check out this video about Zone 1!
Want to learn how to save time and money during the permit process? Dylan breaks down 8 simple tips that can help you acquire the permit you need to start working on your next dream project!
Do you have more questions about the permit process or DCA’s Great Design System? Leave a comment below!
Do you want to know how to defend your home from wildfires? If you are planning on building in a high fire zone, watch the video above to learn how to help protect your house.
Do you have more concerns or questions about building in a high fire zone? Leave a comment below!
After learning how the Santa Barbara County Architectural Review Board works, how do you know if your project requires design review? This week Dylan explains the requirements for architectural review and shares eight ways to help your project get approved by the Board of Architectural Review in the county of Santa Barbara.
In this week’s video, Dylan explains the importance of the Construction Document phase and why it can greatly effect the success of your project.
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Kiesel Design works closely with clients to help realize their visions for the site, schedule, program and budget. The landscape designs are structured to activate spaces in multiple dimensions that engage the senses, conserve energy, resources and also celebrate the native environment and architecture. Whether the project is a small garden in an urban space, an office complex or an expansive park, each unique expression evokes a passion for outdoor living.
2013 is finally here and we are looking forward to a very productive new year. Click here to watch the video above to find out six reasons why now is the perfect time to start your home project.
Choosing the right fixtures, appliances, and products can be an overwhelming task for any homeowner. With an infinite amount of options available, just finding a place to start can be a huge help. At Dylan Chappell Architects we always try to help guide our clients to products that are not only going to look fantastic, but will function appropriately, and have the quality of craftsmanship to stand the test of time. The sketch below illustrates the complexity and detail that some projects require.
Ferguson’s, one of our local galleries for kitchen, bath, and lighting solutions, has a large showroom with an abundant variety of top quality products. While researching fixtures online is always a good idea, its equally important to see the actual product before making the final decision. The details and insights from their showroom consultants can prove to be a valuable asset to any project.
Michelle moved to Santa Barbara in 2005 to help open the local Ferguson showroom. She specializes in helping clients make the best selections for their kitchen and bathrooms. Michelle is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to appliances and plumbing fixtures. She is constantly complimented by her clients; “such a positive personality”, “amazing and so patient” and “friendly, efficient and helpful” are just a few of the letters she has received from clients. Don’t hesitate to use Michelle as a local resource on your next project. You can find her contact info below.
If you have any questions about your next project or need a referral to a quality local dealer, contractor, or product rep, we will be happy to help. Send us an email with your questions.
Hi, this is Dylan, from Dylan Chappell Architects. In today’s video we are going to discuss three simple tips on how to get your landscape project through the Santa Barbara design review process.
In case you didn’t know the city and county of Santa Barbara both require a landscape plan for new construction and any remodel or addition that affects the existing landscape.
Erin Carroll, a landscape architect with Arcadia Studio, who spent the last four years on the Single Family Design Board for the City of Santa Barbara, has these tips for a successful design review process.
Watch the above video to find out more.