Jan Hanus

Home building, done right, is a noble profession. The work we do endures long after we walk away, and as innovators we set the stage for a brighter, healthier, ever more beautiful architectural landscape.

Inspired by the work that graced my desk over the last two and half years, I’m stepping away from BUILDER to join the ranks at BeaconCrest Homes, a member of the Craftmark family.

Chatting with my brothers—and soon-to-be colleagues—I got a glimpse of the steep learning curve I’m about to climb.

With images of the industry's best work still floating behind my eyes, I had excitedly taken pencil to plans to incorporate all that I “know” into one unsuspecting house. An added wet bar to encourage an au pair suite, a sleek moment through a wide sliding barn door, and out with a dated corner tub in favor of a freestanding bath.

“Price it out,” they echoed. My new mantra.

Lucky for me, I know a few responsive editors on the BUILDER team happy to work on behalf of their readers. (Hey @productshunter, how about a selection of sculptural tubs that don’t break the bank?) I’ll be keeping an eye out for it on Builder Business Update.