The decisions that matter when you design your home

Blog from Amelia Lee, The architect behind Undercover Architect:

I recently received a beautiful testimonial from some clients I have LOVED working with – Michael Wade and Avril Huddy. This is what they kindly had to say:

“The best decision we made in renovating and extending our home was to engage Amelia as our architect. She listened, made sure she understood us and our needs and applied her talents and experience in a very professional but friendly way. She brought to the design of our home her clever and thoughtful approach which built on the ideas we already had, but made them so much better than we had thought was possible. As a result our house suits our family and our lives perfectly. There is nothing about the design which we would change or that we have ever thought could have been done better. The decisions made in the design mean our house is light, comfortable and private every day; design features that are extremely important for our quality of life and highly desirable for inner city living. Of all the many decisions you make in building, the design decisions are the ones you must continue to live with long beyond choosing a tap or tiles. Amelia’s honest, calm, thoughtful professionalism made her a pleasure to deal with and a welcome ally. We would gladly use Amelia again and have recommended her without reservation to many friends.”

It’s always amazing to receive feedback like this, because helping someone create their own home is a privilege, and the success of how things turn out largely depends on the relationship my clients and I create – and an enormous amount of mutual trust and respect.

The main thing that jumped out of this testimonial for me though was this sentence …

“Of all the many decisions you make in building, the design decisions are the ones you must continue to live with long beyond choosing a tap or tiles.”

I could not have said it better myself. So how do you prioritise design decisions?

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