Do you ever see a home and think, “Wow! That would be nice but...” or, “Wow, that looks out of place.” I think this often. Typically, it is a sign of poor architecture designing, or an addition done wrong. Or, and this happens far too often, a DIY-er confident that they know what they are doing. Therefore, it is imperative to find a good architect/ builder you can trust. Having confidence in an architect/builder to help you find a design that you like and make a home look aesthetic, is crucial. Beware…If your architect is telling you, “I’m not sure that will look the best. What about this? I have been around a lot of designs and maybe you should consider this choice” then it is probably best to listen and heed advice. This way, the burden of finding something you like will be lifted from your shoulders, and it will look a lot more appealing. After all, that is why you hire an architect and builder… so leave it to the professionals! A great example of this is most of the National awards we have won for design have been awarded typically from projects where the clients trusted completely in our ability to design something beautiful.
I found this amusing: I follow a group called, “That’s It, I’m Architecture Shaming” on Facebook. One of the most recent things I’ve seen is an addition done extremely poorly. The home used to be beautiful, now it looks like someone parked one of those overflow school portable trailers in front of it.
You may find a builder or architect that is cheap, but this might come at the cost of having an awful design that people drive by and say, “Wow… ugh that looks awful!” Don’t be this person. ~Marie
Here are some examples of poor design that I have come across.