Even armed with good design intentions, sometimes cost makes it a slippery slope to building a McMansion. Let's find out what happened to the art of building.
The trendy days of McMansions are so over. The Tiny House that brings the delights of sustainability and less stress zen-like living are what's happening now. But we're still obsessed with square-footage costs. Who can afford good craftsmanship? Well, maybe craftsmanship is something worth investing in.
But what does good craftsmanship cost? How do you balance a smart budget with a well-built home, so you don't end up building a smart small home that's really a mini-McMansion? And what happened to the art of building? Where are the craftsmen and craftswomen?
What happened to craftsmanship?
We're talking with expert Brent Hull, author of 'Building a Timeless House in an Instant Age.' Trained in the art of museum quality preservation at the prestigious North Bennett School in Boston, Brent believes that what we build defines