One of the things that I love about my husband is the fact that he enjoys using his architectural degree as a handy man around our little farm. His design philosophy is one that marries the function of a building with great aesthetics. The longer we are married the more I respect this opinion and see the need for both. When Cale is working on a project, at home or for a friend, he wants to give them a solution that is aesthetically pleasing, money saving, and as efficient as possible. Now, this doesn’t mean he uses “cheap” materials, but when he can, he prefers to use found materials instead of purchasing new. It’s this old school philosophy of using what you have, married with his love for design, that makes him the perfect designer handy man.
Cale loves the puzzle of piecing together bits and pieces to create a design that is unique and functional. For example we we’re able to use the storm windows we removed from the old farm house as new windows in our milk barn. The doors we purchased new but the rest was completed with old lumber that we had been collecting over time.
I think it’s funny that we build giant campaigns around the idea of “going green” when sometimes it’s as simple as starting with what you have instead of instantly buying something new.
Cale’s not the typical architectural intern who wears skinny jeans and designer glasses but he’s got his own fashion sense that’s rugged and rough… And dang it I like it! He’s my very own designer handy man.
From the Farm
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