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Creative Commercial Designs and Design Inspirations Studio

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Written by Karen Marley
Imagery by Shery Merkle

A well-designed room radiates a certain confidence, grace and comfort. We gravitate to these thoughtful spaces because they work for us so effortlessly. Certainly, whenever a homeowner seeks to renovate – a single element, one room or even an entire home – the ultimate goal is to create these coveted areas. Shery Merkle, of Creative Commercial Designs, LLC, knows exactly how to deliver the seamless union between building and design that is necessary to create these spaces; she is an experienced designer and general contractor who specializes in design-driven construction and renovation.

In all her projects she stands apart. In most renovations, design and construction are managed by two people. Blending the general contractor and designer roles allows Merkle to improve quality, efficiency and communication to provide the ultimate comfortable living experience for every client.

This design-driven renovation process eliminates any concerns over potential on-site miscommunications between a designer and construction crews. Merkle points out, “During a project there are hundreds of decisions that affect the overall look. My clients aren’t bothered with minutia because the builders call me.” Every project starts with extensive research with the client and a blueprint so all the contractors know how the space should look, function and feel. She elaborates, “framing, electrical, plumbing, dry wall – I’m there for every walk-through.”

Merkle recently finished a whole house renovation transforming a bland mid-seventies ranch to a handsome contemporary home with craftsman touches. In addition to adding 1200 square feet, two master suites were built as well as a newly designed kitchen and two baths. The entire roofline was re-envisioned and constructed. Vertical siding was replaced for horizontal “smart” siding. Along with century old pine timbers for the front porch, these collective design elements give the house a modern, craftsman feel that confidently holds the desirable title of a well-designed space.

Creative Commercial Designs has recently opened an interior design studio, Design Inspirations, in the Piano Works Mall where Merkle is available to provide designer services of any size or scope. Design Inspirations features her impressive array of options including custom window treatments, unique accessories and all types of flooring and lighting. It’s also an authorized dealer of Kincaid Furniture.

Creative Commercial Designs and Design Inspirations Studio

Piano Works Mall
East Rochester, NY 14618
585-243-4950