This is a guest post by Ryan Bridges
Tripadvisor has recently release a list of Top 25 Hotels in the World, according to travelers. These are not necessarily the most expensive or luxurious hotels (although, most of them will cost you a pretty penny). Hotels are selected for the list based on the annual gathering of feedback from millions of TripsAdvisor members and singles out not just popular choices, but "truly exceptional ones that keep travelers coming back.
April 11, 2017 - Architecture
We had some rough ideas of what we wanted but really wanted to consider multiple ideas. I found the Arcbazar website while searching for an architect on line and was impressed with their idea of gathering a variety of design concepts. We spent a lot of effort in describing our project and providing as much detail about the site and the existing structure as possible. We feel like this effort really paid off with the thirteen design entries that were submitted. All of the entries were viable and thought provoking. We are very excited about moving forward with our project.
Very few will disagree that the number one asset any company has is its people. Unfortunately, for the most part, employees are not particularly happy at work. According to Gallup, 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged. 87%!! Employee engagement directly impacts such business aspects as retention and productivity, which, in turn, affect a company's bottom line. While there are numerous HR thought leaders putting forth theories on how to improve employee engagement through trainings, gamification, career opportunities, company culture and other processes, much can also be done by taking a closer look at the physical space where people spend a third of their life in and exploring how office design can be modified to create a more happy and inspiring work environment.
April 07, 2017 - Interior Design/Remodeling
While also rewarding, remodeling is a long and expensive process. Yet, every so often you must get an urge to change the look and feel of your room, but are not willing to commit to any major irreversible changes. You may also not have the budget to do anything major. If that's the case, don't lose hope, because you can do small inexpensive things that will either put a new light on old items or give a fresh vibe to your space. We have researched kitchen wall decor ideas that will not put a dent in your budget. Check it out.
If you are not familiar with Arcbazar, we should first explain the concept. This is a platform that allows you to crowdsource architectural design ideas for a fraction of the cost. Interior design, home remodeling, landscaping - these are all expensive jobs. As a result, most people either can't afford to hire an architect/interior designer or prefer to save money on it and go down the DIY route. However, if you are not an expert in the field, it is extremely challenging to achieve the perfect balance of functionality and aesthetic, meaning you often times end up sacrificing one or the other. That's where Arcbazar comes in. We give you access to our network of thousands of architects and designers located all over the world who, on a competitive basis, will submit their ideas for your project. It is up to you to decide how much to reward, what time frame to give the designers, and who gets the prize. Our motto is "democratizing architecture" as we strive to do exactly that - make the process affordable and transparent. You also have fun, which is an added bonus.
Great ideas overall. I felt really fortunate to have so many designers interested in helping me. I loved 90% of the submissions. They gave me great ideas, and it was evident that they really liked participating and most of the designers took the challenge seriously.
Remodeling is an overwhelming process. You have to think of a thousand different things, and, at times, it feels like it's never going to end. However, don't further complicate it for yourself by making mistakes that can be easily avoided. Check out this inforgraphic of 5 mistakes you should always keep in mind.
March 16, 2017 - Interior Design/Remodeling