Whether it’s building your “dream home,” or conceiving the design of that all-important first home, it will always be something special. A home becomes a safe, comfortable refuge. A place where you disconnect from the rest of the world and be yourself. The home is indeed your castle, your domain.
And while most people have a reasonably good idea of what they would like their dream home to look like, they can’t quite fully visualize it most of the time. Take, for example, a recent design project for a high-end English-style spec house that we worked on. It was a firm that couldn’t quite flesh out their team’s ideas regarding colors, textures, or even the basic style for the home that they were looking to build, causing undue and expensive delays.
For months, everyone argued back and forth. Submitting their own mockups, ideas, sending memos back and forth, held endless meetings and so on. The various participants at the firm argued back and forth, seemingly endlessly. They submitted their own design ideas, sent memos back and forth, attended hours worth of meetings, and so on. Yet, they could never collectively decide on anything final.