When we design a home it is sort of like putting together a jigsaw puzzle where you don’t have a picture of the finished product. We start the process by establishing the goals or program – the number of rooms, types of rooms, budget goal, view opportunities – the program is always custom. The most common piece that does not want to fit is the budget. The wants almost always outweigh what is possible with the amount of money available. Building affordably with high value per square foot is critical. Intentional design is the best way to build affordably.
As an architect you are trained to see design solutions before they exist on paper (or computer screen). We know the tools to use to create, define, sculpt, and shape space to solve the jigsaw puzzle. This design process is dependent on clear communication.
Using trim, color, light, windows, shelves, flooring, ceiling height are all ways to create the space, but also making sure every space designed is adaptable, resilient, and intentional makes a huge difference in budget.