I won't give you my lecture on the poor decision to buy or build an over sized suburban developer box. Instead, I'll direct you to another blog I frequent, called
PrairieMod. This little piece tells you all about how over-consumption is quickly falling out of style. And I have to tell you, an architect is much more affordable than you may think, and may also save you money in the long run. After all, I didn't endure those five years of hell for nothing.