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We are architects that specialize in the design of single family homes. In each episode of DESIGN YOUR DREAM HOME, Doug and Steve give insider tips to help you get the most out of your home.

On this episode, Doug and Steve each give three insider tips on the subject of “Showers”.

Highlights: the guys discuss shower pans, how to make a feature wall and a product spotlight on a new outdoor shower system.

On this episode, Doug and Steve each give three insider tips on the subject of “Roofs”.

Highlights: the guys discuss some different material choices such as slate and metal and consider the potential of solar roof shingles.

On this episode, Doug and Steve each give three insider tips on the subject of “Creativity”.

Highlights: the guys discuss how they avoid creative “blocks” when designing their projects.

On this special episode, Doug and Steve each discuss subjects that architects consider taboo for public consumption.

On this episode, Doug and Steve each give three insider tips on the subject of “DIY”- i.e. “designing it yourself”.

Highlights: see what the guys think about homeowners designing their projects without an architect.

On this episode, Doug and Steve each give three insider tips on the subject of “Floors”.

Highlights: the guys discuss natural vs. synthetic materials, and review different types of wood flooring.

On this episode, Doug and Steve each give three insider tips on the subject of “Stairs”.

Highlights: the guys discuss how stairs can present an opportunity for a design statement and also showcase some very different types of stairs.

On this episode, Doug and Steve each give three insider tips on the subject of “Architecture School”.

Highlights: the guys reflect back to their experiences in school as students and offer advice to those considering a career in architecture.

On this episode, Doug and Steve each give three insider tips on the subject of “Additions”.

Highlights: the guys reflect back to their experiences designing additions and offer advice to homeowners considering adding space to their existing house.

On this episode, Doug and Steve each give three insider tips on the subject of “Inspiration”.

Highlights: the guys discuss what sources they look to for design inspiration for their projects.

On this episode, Doug and Steve each give three insider tips on the subject of “Doors”.

Highlights: the guys discuss different ways to re-think how to design a door, including front entry doors, pocket and barn doors.

On this episode, Doug and Steve each give three insider tips on the subject of “Doors”.

Highlights: the guys discuss different ways to re-think how to design a door, including front entry doors, pocket and barn doors.

On this episode, Doug and Steve each give three insider tips on the subject of “Fees”.

Highlights: the guys discuss a subject that architects don’t like to talk about publically- “how much will it cost to hire an architect?” and “what do I get for my money?”

On this episode, Doug and Steve each share their three favorite houses.

Highlights:
the guys present the houses that have influenced them the most in their careers.

On this episode, Doug and Steve each give three insider tips on the subject of “Resilience”.

Highlights: the guys discuss “Resilience” i.e. the designing for weather-related events such as heavy wind, snow and floods.

On this episode, Doug and Steve each give three insider tips on the subject of “Basements”.

Highlights: the guys discuss how the basement can be a lot more a space for storage and utility.

On this episode, Doug and Steve each give three insider tips on the subject of “Favorite Objects”.

Highlights: the guys discuss some of their favorite materials and objects they have used in their designs and own homes.

On this episode, Doug and Steve each give three insider tips on the subject of “Door Handles”.

Highlights: the guys discuss how a door handle is more than a door handle. It’s the handshake of the building!

On this episode, Doug and Steve each give three insider tips on the subject of “Kitchens”.

Highlights: the guys discuss important things to remember when designing a kitchen and share some new awesome kitchen products!

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ABOUT DOUG & STEVE

DOUG PATT

Doug Patt is Registered licensed architect. AIA, NCARB certified. B.Arch, B.S. Arch and M. Arch. in architecture. He’s worked in the architectural field since 1993, specializing in high-end residential architecture. He’s been published in a variety of professional journals and magazines. Doug has worked on projects that have received American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Builders Awards in residential architecture. He’s the creator of How to Architect website and YouTube channel with over 100,000 subscribers and millions of video views web wide. He’s also the author of How to Architect, published by MIT Press Spring 2012 and a top seller. Doug is the Co-Founder of RootPhi, LLC a product development company. Co-creator and inventor of a three patented products. He’s created and spun out two businesses including Golaces, llc, which was acquired by a publicly held footwear company, and Reclaim, llc which licensed technology to San Francisco based soft goods company Timbuk2. Doug is the creator of the Architect’s Academy, an online classroom teaching architecture and design. He’s also a classically trained painter and sold artwork through Target stores nationally.

STEVE CHUNG

Stephen K. Chung, AIA is a registered architect and principal of Stephen Chung, Architect.  His Boston-based studio is focused on residential and hospitality projects. www.stephenchung.com  Current projects include a new 89 room boutique hotel in called The Sarasota Modern, a new 4000 sf waterfront house in Sarasota and a townhouse development and apartment building both in Boston.  In 2017 Stephen won a “Best of Houzz” Award for his residential design work.

In addition to practice, Stephen has taught design drawing at several institutions, including Northeastern, Cornell, Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Texas at Austin and Yale University.

Finally, Stephen is the creator, executive producer and host of the acclaimed public television series called “Cool Spaces: The Best New Architecture”. Season 1 of this landmark series debuted on PBS in 2014.  www.coolspaces.tv

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