Category Archives: what not to build
One of our “typical” client concerns (we don’t really have typical clients, they’re all better than that, but work with me here) is what they need to do to get a great house. “Great” in their minds is a completely … Continue reading
For those of you who’ve ever assembled a grill, a bicycle or similar item from the instructions, you know that there is nothing like clear drawings that show each step in order. For me, anything less is generally cause for … Continue reading
There’s a new show on HGTV, “Million Dollar Rooms”. I watched for the first and (probably) last time a few days ago. Frankly, I don’t think how much you spent on a room is an acceptable subject for conversation in … Continue reading
Sad story, sad but true… a builder I know is working on a major remodel on a 10 year old house. I know the house and the owners interviewed me for the job but ended up choosing an architect who … Continue reading
I love HGTV, really, its just when they make a big deal about things that aren’t a big deal (which is all of the time), it makes my job harder. Watching House Hunters tonight, a young lady, the prospective buyer, … Continue reading
Architecture 101: Don’t design a house that looks like a face. No matter how good your design is, if it looks like a face, change it. There are no exceptions to this rule.