The power of good design is overwhelming once you have experienced it. Anyone that has cruised the open road with a Harley Davidson under them knows what I am talking about. However, not as many have seen and experienced it in their homes. With so many builders doing spec homes that don’t take into account the way you need your home to function, we are used to making the home work rather than making a home that works for you. Good design cannot be purchased in a magazine, or from a builder that has never had a conversation with you. Good design is developed through an understanding of function, form, order, and space. Once you have experienced good design, you will understand the power of hiring an architect.
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Great post Charles. I love my Harley and I loved my architect designed home. My next home will be custom designed for me as well. Also like a Harley, good design costs a little bit more but is way worth it in the long term value that you receive!