Admit it. You've always thought that designers were different than everyone else, haven't you? Maybe something about the way they see the world is slightly off? Perhaps it has something to do with the structure of their brains.... more »
Design projects can be challenging. And often the hardest part to overcome is the simple act of starting. So, I've developed these simple tips to help you break out of the cycle of procrastination and really start digging in. more »
Architects are not fond of words. We're a visual bunch typically, but occasionally we need to add notes to our images to explain the concepts to others. I think it's safe to say that "noting up" our drawings is the least favorite task of all architects.... more »
Instructions for taking this quiz: Read the questions and answer quickly. Try not to think about your answers; just go with the first one that comes to mind for each. Then consult the answers at the bottom of the page to determine if you are or are not... more »
Designing a new home or renovating an existing home can be an ordeal. You'll probably experience a whole range of emotions during the process, from excitement, to confusion, to frustration, to exhaustion, to an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and... more »
At the beginning of this year, I closed up my office space downtown and moved my architecture practice into the sunporch of my house. I'd been hitting the pavement to drum up work for the previous few years, and I was beginning to crack from the stress.... more »
I have a simple goal with all my work here at Houzz: to precisely and elegantly explain the design process to as many people as possible. So far it's not going well.
But maybe these Venn diagrams will finally shed some light on the subject. more »