Our Homes in a Changing World

Our Homes in a Changing World

2020 has been a crazy year.  As a nation, we’ve gone through a lot of new experiences that will have ripple effects for a generation to come. As these events have unfolded, we’ve witnessed them largely from the confines of our homes. Because of this, we’ve learned a...
Sticker Shock

Sticker Shock

Every project begins with high hopes and anxious excitement.  As the design is developed, homeowners begin to understand how their needs and desires fit together into a beautiful vision of what is possible.  Then comes the time for a contractor to price out...
Model Homes through History

Model Homes through History

Homeownership has long been a key part of the American Dream and, as such, is integral to our identity as Americans.  With this consideration, what do our homes say about us as individuals and as a society?  Similar to how a historian can study the design of a home...
Impact of Technology

Impact of Technology

The typical life of an American today is drastically different than it was just a generation ago.  The primary source of this difference has been the growing access to high-speed internet and the explosion of new technologies built around it.  Laptops, tablets, and...
McMansionization of America

McMansionization of America

Over the last few decades, few homes have garnered more attention than the McMansion.  First appearing in the 1980s, the term “McMansion” has evolved over the years to generally refer to a new home which feels too large for its property and out of scale with the homes...