As a longstanding residential architect, I’ve spent many years at various home shows. You may be wondering what shows are available in the area, and which are worth your time. In this post we will go through the 4 major home shows in Minneapolis, and which one is right for you. Read More…
Wow! It has been four years since my last year in review and what a four years it has been. It’s kind of like wanting to write a Christmas letter but your life has been too busy to get it done. Just for the record it has been much more than 4 years since our last one of those but that is my wife’s issue so enough said. The last four years has been a crazy ride… Read More
Hello and happy 2020! It turns out that 2019 was a busy year for construction but not for blogging. Rather than writing blogs I have been designing homes which means I have many projects under construction or almost completed! One of those project is the Modern Dellwood Transformation… Read More
Is my project too small for an architect?
The Monday after a home show always feels like I’ve run a marathon. In actuality I’ve spent three days sitting and walking around a ten by twenty foot booth. But during those three days I listen, answer questions, and explain what architects do. After answering the same questions and explaining the same process hundreds of times, my brain turns to mush!
Is a house a home or an investment?
Recently I reviewed the latest data on the rate of return for money spent on remodeling projects and began to wonder when we started to think of our homes as investments? Growing up in the 60’s I don’t remember my parents talking about the current market value of our house. In fact, if they did it was because property taxes were increasing. They never planned to sell, so current market value wasn’t something they contemplated.
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.