Designed to Last

How can you design a home that transcends trends and will hold its appeal for generations?

Designing a home to withstand the test of time while meeting a homeowner’s expectations is no easy task. Architects and designers must consider the owner’s budget, desired room count and overall size of the home, and weave in specification expectations, style and up-and-coming lifestyle trends.

Complicating matters further is that not all lots are created equal.  There may be unique restrictions, undesirable or desirable visual aspects, and other challenges like topography, solar orientation, and acoustical site planning. All of these impact the design and siting of a home.

In the Best in American Living article Designed to Last, Kevin Holdridge, president of KDH Residential Designs  in Huntersville, N.C., explains how to design a custom home that will endure changing tastes through the years.

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