As a full-time residential architect in Minnesota, I’ve spent the last twenty years (in the fall, winter and spring) talking with people at Minneapolis home shows. They may be labeled home & garden shows or home improvement shows, but they share a focus on bringing together qualified professionals and product exhibitors to help interested homeowners find the resources to achieve their hopes and dreams for their homes.
Unofficial Housing Market Indicator
To look at the attendance at the 2010 Midwest Home Show one would have to assume one of two things. Either it is a nasty fall day in which case folks are in search for a place to spend their day inside or consumer confidence regarding home improvements is up.
Why do I need an architect?
As I prepare for the Midwest Home Show (Nov. 19 – 21), I wonder who will be the first to ask me, “Why do I need an architect to design my home?” It’s almost like a challenge or a dare. People walk by my booth and see photos of well designed homes. They know there is something different about these homes than most of the homes they encounter. They can’t say what it is, but they see it just the same. So they comment on how nice the homes look and then ask the question.