Becker & Poliakoff

The Art of Community Design with Patty Mowry, Owner, Patty Mowry Interior Designs

The Art of Community Design with Patty Mowry, Owner, Patty Mowry Interior Designs

For more episodes of Take It To the Board, click here!

If you’ve watched HGTV’s home renovation shows or any of YouTube’s million+ room makeover videos, you probably have an opinion about what makes a beautiful space. But you might be surprised to learn that aesthetics are only part of the challenge when tackling a community association property improvement project.

Donna and Patty take the gloves off in their candid conversation about the importance of design and how even small updates can drastically increase a building’s appeal to new residents.

Other topics include:

  • the top questions boards should ask when evaluating designers for new projects
  • how community associations can stretch their decorating dollars to create the biggest impact
  • areas of the community that deserve priority focus
  • how designers can collaborate with architects and engineers and why boards should insist upon this partnership
  • best practices when addressing the inevitable inconvenience of an alteration project
  • how health and safety regulations are affecting the design of multifamily buildings

BONUS: Patty reveals her keys to successfully navigating conflicting design tastes so a project can move forward with full support from both board members and owners.

About Take It To The Board

Think you know what community association life is all about? Think again. Residents must obey the rules, directors must follow the law, and managers must keep it all running smoothly. Take It To The Board explores the reality of life in a condominium, cooperative or homeowners’ association, what’s really involved in serving on its board, and how to maintain that ever-so-delicate balance of being legally compliant and community spirited. Leading community association attorney Donna DiMaggio Berger acknowledges the balancing act without losing her sense of humor as she talks with a variety of association leaders, experts, and vendors about the challenges and benefits of the community association lifestyle.

If you’ve got a question, Take It To The Board with Donna DiMaggio Berger – We Speak Condo & HOA!

Episodes are available for subscription on iTunesAmazon Music, Spotify, YouTube, or listen through any podcast streaming app.