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Despite fear, restrictions and the economic downturn that followed the coronavirus, more than half of homeowners who were working on a renovation project before the pandemic were able to continue it, according to a new study.
The survey found that 52 percent of respondents said they were able to continue their home renovation or design project even after the coronavirus was declared.
The ability to continue a project depended on state and local restrictions.
According to the report, 64 percent of respondents in the South were able to continue their projects, which was the highest percentage in
It’s not often that a night of karaoke leads to a commission, but for architect and interior designer Elizabeth Roberts, a friend’s birthday party turned out to be quite the auspicious occasion. “It was the first time I ever did karaoke, and it turns out that I really like doing karaoke,” Roberts laughs. “We were there until the wee hours of a weeknight and had so much fun. And, in the morning, I got a call from our mutual friend who said, ‘You know, my friend who you met last night? He has a house in Orient, New York, that he’d like you to renovate.’ Our personalities meshed.”
Roberts’s charms notwithstanding, she’s also a powerhouse AD100 architect; her clients include A-listers like Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard. The homeowners and Roberts also shared a geographic connection: Both are California transplants who share a love of open, bright spaces and unfussy
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