ERT Architects Blog

Getting to Yes…In Home Design Decisions

April 30th, 1993: That’s the day the internet was made available to the public and the world as we knew it changed. It was also the day that the way in which we make decisions about how we want our homes to look began to shift. Prior to the World Wide Web being introduced, we …

Do I Need an Architect? Probably.

Second only to the “Do I need an architect?” question is probably “Is hiring an architect worth it?” As Cape Cod architects working throughout New England, we’d like to say that the answer to either question is a definitive “Yes!” But a more realistic, thoughtful reply is “Probably.” If you own a home that suits …

Old House Love: Renovation vs. Remodel

Old House Love “One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.” ― Golda Meir At Ert Architects, while we often design new homes, we also devise plans for extensive renovation projects, which typically include a unique set of challenges. Renovation vs. Remodel Generally speaking, a historic …

Making a Master Suite: Tips On Getting it Right

With all due respect to Benjamin Franklin, those of us who are lucky enough to own a home on Cape Cod would probably rework his oft-misquoted quote. On the Cape, especially in the summer months… “Nothing is certain except overnight guests and a loss of privacy.”   If you’ve begun to feel like there is such …

In the Kitchen with ERT Architects

“We owe much to the fruitful meditation of our sages, but a sane view of life is, after all, elaborated mainly in the kitchen.” ― Joseph Conrad While “The kitchen is the heart of the home” sounds like a trite quote your great-grandmother would have inscribed in crewel for a wall hanging 75 years ago, it turns out …