Gina and I did five "Quickie" consultations in August, in neighborhoods all over Austin. Every one of the clients thought they needed to build additions to their homes, but they either didn't have $400k+ to spend, or their lot was too tight, or an addition would have been awkward or too stressful to take on.
In every single case, we showed them ways to get more out of the space they already have.
We're so grateful to be at a point in our careers where we can spend a lot of our time focused on clients that a more "normal" design practice would ignore. Most of our work these days is put into NOT making houses bigger. We're saving people tons of money and helping them to avoid so much stress that they don't need to add to their busy lives.