My dad was an architect, and growing up, I really admired what he did.
He would always bring me into his studio to show me what he was working on, and explain all of his cool visions to me.
It was neat to see his visions come to life when he would take me to construction sites. I was so inspired by his work that I decided to become an architect myself and follow in his footsteps. I’ve been an architect for eight years, and I’ve come to learn a lot about home remodels based on their original structure. For example, I’ve learned that original heating systems in homes are very delicate to replace. Many homes in the area I work in are historic and have older heating systems that travel underneath the home. Depending on what the foundation is, it can be tricky to remove the heater without damaging it. I’ve come to establish relationships with seasoned a/c contractors who are familiar with the older style of heaters, and comfortable removing them without damaging the property. Most people like to preserve the historic presence of an older home, but installing a central heating system seems to be the way to go. The houses are normally larger, and so it’s the best way to ensure proper zone control and hot air to every corner. Having a central heater gives younger couples that contemporary functional design, while embracing the vintage look and feel of the home. I’m all for central heaters since they are uniquely hidden from the bones and structure of the house.