Architect Paul Knitter, discusses his inspiration for the designs of Payne Family Homes.
The second you walk into a Payne Family Home you realize you’re not visiting just another cookie-cutter house in suburbia.
The research and design that goes into these home is unparalleled by any custom home builder in the area. You will never feel like you’ve just stepped off the set of the 1998 movie “Pleasantville” -each new home has its own character, its own style, and its own meticulously- designed floor plan.
The first step Payne Family Homes’ architect, Paul Knitter, takes in designing each home is to get as much information about Payne Family Homes’ customers. He studies demographic trends, industry trends, and relies heavily on input from the Payne Family Homes sales team. As Paul is actively researching, he also stays current with professional journals, attends trade shows, and networks with other design professionals.
After the design team sits to collaborate, the fun part begins. How does it start?
With a blank piece of paper.
“A lot of people think that it should be easy to just pick a plan that has been previously designed that will fulfill all of the requirements of the current project. If this doesn’t work, surely there is an existing plan similar enough to use and “tweak” to conform to the client’s needs – but it today’s world, neither scenario is ever the case.” – Paul Knitter.
Every project has its own set of requirements that result in unique designs that attempt to satisfy specific customer profiles.
Payne Family Homes is in sync with what today’s customers need.
Kids come home from school and need a place to set backpacks and boots, young children need a place to play, people need a place to iron and fold clothes, aging adults desire more light and prefer large showers in lieu of bathtubs – and because of Paul’s extensive research, he is able to design new homes that effectively meet the needs of each demographic.
Working with an expert like Paul Knitter has given Payne Family Homes the ability to craft distinctive homes that stand the test of time.
Next week in part 2 of this blog series, we’ll discuss how designs throughout the years have changed and have been perfected to create the ultimate experience for each Payne Family Homes home owner.