Hurry! Dallas AIA Modern Home Tour is this Weekend

Just a reminder that this coming weekend (November 1-2) is the 2014 AIA Dallas Tour of Homes. This year looks to be a good collection of homes - 9 in all - to see and the weather forecast looks great. I'm looking forward to comparing the houses to the homes I saw a few months ago [...]

By |2020-05-12T13:55:38-05:00October 30th, 2014|Architecture, Home Tour, Inspiration|0 Comments

Solar Power for The Home

What would it take cut my utility bill and go green by adding some solar panels to my house? And can I afford to do it? It turns out that understanding the move to solar power requires: An internet connection for research A bunch of previous utility bills for comparison At least a few phone calls A couple [...]

By |2020-05-12T13:56:16-05:00October 28th, 2014|New Products, Upgrades|0 Comments

Avoid Building and Design Issues during Your Project

I thought I'd devote this post as the first of a series to talk about the Client-Architect agreement after hearing about a situation that has come up from a friend of a friend. But before I dive on in let me clarify a) I don't know the whole story, b) I've not met the parties [...]

By |2020-05-12T13:57:44-05:00October 17th, 2014|Contracts, Hiring an Architect, The Design Process|0 Comments

Mitigate Potential Storm Damage to your Home

Last Thursday afternoon (Oct. 2, 2014) a large and powerful storm swept through the Dallas metro area.  Straight-line winds up to reported gusts of 90-mph did considerable damage around the area, and dealt a heavy blow to the power lines and trees all across the area.  My home was without power for over 2 days, [...]

By |2020-05-12T13:58:43-05:00October 7th, 2014|Architecture, New Products, Upgrades|0 Comments
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