Lesson # 5: Make It a Collaborative Effort: aka The Poker Game. As the women, I once believed I had exclusivity over all things aesthetic of our new post and beam home. My husband could have his indoor garage faucets, car attachments for the central vacuum and even a recycling shed. No problem. But that […]
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Lesson # 4: Be Ready To Compromise. No matter how prepared you are, how many budgets you’ve formulated, or how many times you’ve reviewed the numbers, changes will occur that you never saw coming. Some may even turn out to provide you with a better structure than you’d have thought possible, but all will most […]
The Design Dilemma: 7 Lessons Learned When my husband and I agreed to build a new home, I knew it would be a post and beam. In the last few years I’d become more familiar with the post and beam style through work, overseeing quite a few photo shoots of post and beam […]
Consideration 1 – It’s true – size matters…but not that much. It’s not the lot size that matters; it’s the aesthetic of the lot. There must be a good marriage between the site and the structure being built on it. Where people often go wrong is seeing a house they love that looks fabulous […]
It seems that everyday, all day, we are hearing about this tough economic climate and how we should conserve. Last night, I ran across my dog-tattered copy of a remarkable design book, The Not So Big House by Sarah Susanka, which discusses simplifying and reducing the size of your new house (www.notsobighouse.com). If you […]