a note from bill
definING your own sense of home
“Always remember that you are absolutely unique—just like everyone else.” This quote from anthropologist Margaret Mead seems like a truth we can all agree on. Design especially fosters the expression of that uniqueness; for many, it acts as an outlet for individualism. Certain architects—if they know what to look for—can harness originality to use as a helpful tool, like how I seek to understand the unique traits of each of my clients to create a design that accurately reflects how they live, in the best possible way.
a note from bill
there's no place like home when growing old
my current home is not conducive to someone with limited mobility. A temporary issue with a knee after surgery is only the tip of the iceberg; I am an architect, after all—I tend to coach my clients to think about how they might live in their homes in future years.
The term aging-in-place gets thrown around often on the topic of retirement. Fundamentally, it means staying in one’s own home permanently, rather than moving into assisted living. Experts have made contrasting conclusions regarding aging-in-place; some say the benefit outweighs the risks, and some say the complete opposite. But when we look at what older folks have to say, the message couldn’t be clearer: Most of us want to stay in our own homes. Of those aged fifty and older, 77% want to remain in their homes long term, and according to the same AARP study, that number has not changed in over a decade. The biggest pitfall of aging-in-place comes down to the home itself; many of our homes don’t accommodate the changes in needs that come with age. As we get older, upstairs bedrooms, bathrooms without grab bars, and steep flights of stairs can cause discomfort and even danger.
TIMELESS ARCHITECTURE: HOW TO CREATE A SPACE THAT STANDS THE TEST OF TIME — REDFIN BLOG FEATURE
From the interior design to the outdoor landscaping, we want our homes to reflect our personal style and taste. When it comes to the architectural design of our homes, we have the opportunity to make a lasting impression that transcends trends and stands the test of time through timeless architecture.
Timeless architectural design not only adds value to our homes but also provides a sense of permanence and aesthetic appeal. In this article, we’ll explore what timeless residential architectural design means and how it can be incorporated into the design of our homes. Whether you’re building a new home in Atlanta, GA or renovating your current home in Boise, ID, understanding timeless design principles can help you create a beautiful and functional space that will be appreciated for years to come.