Category: A Fine Line of Design

Architectural thoughts by Michael Buss inspired by frequently asked questions or design trends.

The Farmhouse Evolution

To many it may come as a surprise that the Farmhouse began not as a style of architecture but rather a combination of elements meant to serve a... Read More

Teardown or Renovate your home?

Years ago while working on our own home renovation I heard my son ask Sue, “Why can’t we have a new home like Dad does for everyone else?”... Read More

Metal Roof-A Design Trend or Fad?

As far as design trends go is metal roofing one that will last and create an everlasting look?  I am asked this quite often, and well the short... Read More

Cable Erosion

In our drawings we have a specific note “no aluminum wiring-copper only” This is why… it arcs, burns thru or corrodes until it doesn’t work and eventually leaves... Read More

Is Your Red the Same as Mine?

Your Red… is it the same as mine? Alright, I have to come clean, I’m not a fan of red.  It’s not that I dislike it.  It’s just to unpredictable. ... Read More