The Common House Design Mistakes by Boye Akinola


When building a home, planning is crucial. For this reason, before the construction begins, you need to be careful about your design.  As the trusted provider of house plans in Charlotte, North Carolina, we would like to share with you the common house design mistakes you should avoid:

  • Bad Orientation

Make sure most of your room gets enough amount of sunlight. By doing so, you can keep the right level of comfort and save more energy bills!


  • Wrong Furniture

Furniture enhances the aesthetic value of your home. Given that, you need to be careful in choosing every bit of furniture you should place in your rooms. One classic tip is to always select furniture that goes together with the color of your wall.


  • No Storage Area

Storage room keeps supplies and goods in an orderly manner, making your house organized and clean. This is why never forget to create a well-designed storage place that blends functionality with style!

We do not want you to experience the same mistake as what most new homeowners did! With Boye Home Plans, you will get in touch with the topnotch architects who will create a design that ensures your home’s proper structure. Get a proper home design at the best reasonable price with us now! For our free consultation, please do not hesitate to give us a call or drop by our office at your most convenient time.

Do you want to discover our latest Custom Home Design in Atlanta, Georgia? If so, you can check out our official website for more details.

What to Consider Before Building a New Home? by Boye Akinola


As the leading provider of home design in Atlanta, Georgia, we want to share with you the 3 important things you should consider before you plan on building a new home:

1. Budget.

This is the most important thing you should look into. You have to determine if you are financially capable of building a home. To do this, you need to have a rough estimate of all your spending like preparation fees, construction costs, and moving expenses.

2. Location.

Make sure to choose your location wisely. Remember, it should be proximate to the grocery store, hospital, and other places you frequently visit if possible.

3. House design.

Do you wish to have an open-plan kitchen connected to your dining room? Or an outdoor dining area with a wood grill station? All of this can be done with the help of a professional home designer. They will get to know your lifestyle to create home design and plan that meets you and your family’s needs.

Turn your dream house into reality when you seek help from the experts! For years, Boye Home Plans has been trusted by families when it comes to customized residential designs. With our highly experienced home plan designers, we will plan your home design properly. To learn more about our wide range of services, get in touch with us today!

Do you want to get a glimpse of our Dream Home Plans in Nashville, Tennessee? You can take a time to visit our official website or drop by our office.

The Internet: The Key to Finding Your Dream Home Plan by Boye Akinola


The online world has become the key to figuring out many things, like which company to partner with for healthcare solutions, cleaning services, and, every aspiring home owner’s favorite, home designs. Many will say that owning a home has been a dream of theirs ever since they knew the true importance of stability. Most know that in order to get to that goal, a herculean effort, plus a lot of time and money have to be invested. However, that’s only the first part, because once you’re in the position to build yourself a home, the place you’re going to be settling in has to meet your every standard.

Boye Home Plans is a provider of Custom Home Design in Atlanta, Georgia that recommends to anyone who is in search of the perfect home design to first rely on the internet. It’s convenient. It offers you a ton of source materials. It’s where helpful information is just a click away. Last but not least, it’s where you can find us.

  • Convenience.

    Whether you’re at home or in the workplace, you can simply boot your laptop or personal computer and begin your search for that perfect home design. The online world gives you the opportunity to connect with people who are on the same journey as you, making it easy for you to get the right advice or tips.

  • Unlimited source of information.

    If you’re looking for helpful information on home designs or anything for that matter, then the internet is the place to be. There are a ton of websites you can visit to acquire useful information about home designs and even draw some inspiration from. However, it’s always important to verify your sources and confirm if they are true.

  • It’s where you can discover great House Plans in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Boye Home Plans has established a solid online presence over the years. Get in touch with us today so we can start turning your vision of a dream home into a reality.

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3 Key Reasons to Hire a Home Design Professional by Boye Akinola

Residential designers bring a wealth of expertise and skills to ensure that all aspects of your custom home project or remodel goes as smoothly as possible.

Talk with almost anyone who’s ever tried to do a home project without professional help, and you’ll most likely hear one statement over and over again: “I wish I hired a professional designer”.  

Why hire a designer?

If you are looking for a professional custom home design in Atlanta, Georgia, Boye Home Plans is here to help. Here are some reasons why you should consider hiring us:

1.  We have expertise. 

When it comes to luxury home plans in Prince Georges County, Maryland, we have all of the expertise that you need. We take the time to understand your needs and we come up with a professional plan to help you achieve your dream home.

2.  We pay attention to details. 

When you work with us, you benefit from our attention to detail and design sense. We can translate your needs and turn them into beautiful, yet still functional spaces. We pay close attention to every detail of your home project and ensure that we are able to turn your vision into a reality.

3.  We have access to other skilled professionals. 

Being in the design business means that we also meet other professionals who work on residential projects. From engineers to painters, we have an extensive network of skilled contractors who can get the job done within your allotted budget and schedule.

Final Thoughts

Many people think that hiring a professional designer can be quite costly, but the fact is, we can actually help you save time and money. With our expertise, we can make sure that your project is built within your specific timeframe and budget. Plus, the quality of our work ensures that your home is beautifully built and lasts for years!

So, if you are looking for custom house plans in Charlotte, North Carolina, get in touch with us today. We look forward to working with you!

What You Need to Know When Searching for House Plans by Boye Akinola


A lot of homeowners looking for house plans typically end up visiting thousands of sites in an effort to discover the plan of their dreams.

For those of you who are about to engage in this venture, you basically have two options: get your designs from architects who sell them on the internet or get in touch with the brokers.

The quest for the perfect house plan is different for everyone. We all have different visions of our dream home and want a plan that is able to make this vision a reality. Boye Home Plans, a provider of Custom Home Design in Atlanta, Georgia, believes that knowing and doing the following things will help you go through the process of finding a house plan quicker and more efficiently.

  • The budget.

  • The square footage.

  • The width and depth of the house and if it will fit in your lot.

  • The number of baths and bedrooms.

  • The floor where you want the master bedroom to be in.

  • The style of architecture you want your home to be inspired from.

  • Whether or not to incorporate energy-saving measures.

  • How to efficiently navigate home plan sites.

  • Working with the right home plan company.

  • Presenting your ideas to your home plan partner.

  • Asking questions and finding ways to ensure your house plan meets your every need and desire.

  • Successfully knowing and doing numbers 1 to 11 will allow you to make an informed decision on your dream house plan.

If you’re in search of exceptional House Plans in Charlotte, North Carolina, don’t hesitate to partner with Boye Home Plans.

What other tips can you share to make the search for the dream house plan easier? You’re welcome to share your ideas on the comment section.

Where on the Internet can I find the house plan of my dreams for affordable prices…help! Where do I go? by Boye Akinola

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I am looking to save money on the new house plans for my new dream house. My budget is tight and I need to save every cent, so where can I find the most affordable house plans on the internet that still meets my luxury design needs? Where do I go? Affordable house plan prices are a new trend in the custom home design and building business.  Well don’t frustrate yourself anymore…there is help!

Like in most retail businesses and service industries in the past 10 years, the home design/architectural retail plan industry has been through major transformations as a result of high demands of the customers seeking better prices for the products they buy. Based on tighter living budgets and wiser use of their cash flow, customers in the home design/architectural industry have made the pricing of house plans a critical point in their decision making on what kind of house plans they buy. Most people buy pre-designed homes

This new trend from customers like in most industries has created a need for architects and designers to provide competitive pricing and pricing strategies to attract more customers. As result, a lot of architects/house plan designers have adjusted their pricing of their house plans and custom home design services to meet this great new demand to better serve homeowners. Also, designers/architects have been providing 10% discounts as well as free planning sets and free shipping in some cases. Before this new trend was prevalent, most customers focused on only the floor plan layout (meeting all their requirements), size of the house, the style of the exterior design of the house, meeting all their requirements, the cost of the actual building of the house and the financing process of getting a loan.  

Creating new prices pleasing to the customer provides the home designer/architect the opportunity to meet the needs of the clients. Well we at Boye Architecture and have adjusted to our customer’s needs. We believe adjusting to what the client wants is the only right thing to do in order to turn their dreams to reality.

Beginning in 2019, we at began providing affordable plans to provide cost savings for new customers.

  1. We have cut our prices of our pre-designed house plans down by 25% in order to assist our clients work with their budgets.

  2. We provide free planning sets.

  3. We cut our fee for custom home design (that is designing our client’s house plans from scratch) from $2/sf down to $1.75/sf.

  4. We provide a payment plan for our customers who need to stretch their budget over a period of time.

For more information on our plan pricing and cost home design fees, please visit

With these affordable house plan prices and custom home design prices, you still get the best custom pre-designed house plans all our clients have come to expect from Boye Architecture. At Boye Architecture and, we are still passionate about designing your dream home exactly the way you want it whether you buy a pre-designed house plan or whether you retain us to design your new luxury custom homes. To see our over 500 luxury pre-designed plans, go to and also visit our picture gallery to see pictures of our built luxury home designs around the USA.

Boye and his award-winning Atlanta firm, Boye Architecture, Inc. (formerly bA Design) & are recognized for their unique brand of visionary commercial and residential design, innovative and technologically superior construction drawings and cost effective project management. Some of Architect Boye’s homes have been featured on national TV on shows like MTV Cribs, popular Bravo’ reality show-Atlanta Real House Wives, Fine Living TV, and on print media in the Home Finder-Atlanta Journal Constitution, and Atlanta Business Chronicle to name a few. Boye Architecture has also designed for builders locally and nationally in the USA. Architect Boye and his firm won the Best Home Design award for Atlanta Street of Dreams Awards in fall 2004.

 For more information and additional Home Design Tips to Know before You Build, Contact Your Luxury Home Design Expert, Architect Boye Akinola, AIA at



Boye Akinola, AIA, Principal Architect

Boye Architecture, Inc.

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I have searched over and over thousands of floor plans on the internet, but I still can’t find the home plan of my dreams and I cannot afford the time to do this anymore…help! What do I do? by Boye Akinola


I have searched over and over thousands of floor plans on the internet, but I still can’t find the home plan of my dreams and I cannot afford the time to do this anymore…help! What do I do? This is a question so many people ask me in my over 20 years in the custom home architecture business.  Well don’t frustrate yourself anymore…there is help!

As we are living our lives in a modern 21st century lifestyle that is entrenched in the internet age, the way for homeowners to have their dream homes designed has changed. Also, each minute we spend every day seems to be every precious and valuable. We are always managing our time efficiently during the day on our personal and public lives. Our goal here is to use wisdom or re-think every thing we do so we can better manage our time and be more successful in everything we do. Think of the house plan buying process on the web like you are at a retailer’s shop, a car dealer or at the mall buying a product. Of course you want to know exactly all the specifications of the product before you buy it so you are sure the product meets your needs!

Before and about 15 years ago, looking and searching the web was not the norm. Back then people simply searched the local yellow pages and called an architect under the architect’s listing or where referred to an architect by their friends, family or neighborhoods. For the past 14 years till now, the trend of people is to buy their house plans on the internet or have it custom designed exclusively by an architect they found off the internet search engines.

 As a result, the internet has been the starting point for most homeowners to find their house plans of their dreams by visiting the thousands and thousands of home plan sites that sell house plans. In the effect, there are two kinds of companies that sell home plans on the internet. One group is the architects/designers that created their designs and sell them on the web (like our company, a registered architectural firm here in Atlanta, GA and our website and other architects around the USA). The other group of companies is simply brokers of these architect’s house plans. Both processes of searching for house plans have served the public very well and has supplied the needs of homeowners in the single family real estate marketplace.

So we have it! Hundreds of thousands of house plans to choose from in cyberspace and usually it takes on the average months and months to find plans. People have to re-think how they search and buy house plans. Also, how can people that are starting or have been burned out looking for house plans be helped?

The following are our tips you need to know before or during your searching for your house plans. These tips would enable you to connect your vision/image of your dream home in your mind/heart with finding the perfect house plan of your dreams you love quickly and efficiently without wasting your time. Also, indecisions can extend your search time.

  1. Know how much you want to spend on your house plan.

  2. Know the exact size & square footage of house you can afford.

  3. Know how many bedrooms, number of baths you need.

  4. Know how width and depth of the house that will fit on your lot.

  5. Know the style of architecture (is it French country, European or Victorian) you want and exterior finishes (is it siding, brick or stucco with stone accents).

  6. Know whether you want your master bed room on the main floor or upstairs.

  7. Know whether your lot will allow a basement foundation, crawl space or slab.

  8. Know whether you need to incorporate an energy saving measures.

  9. Once you have all these above listed program information about your house, you need to know how to navigate these home plan sites efficiently and effectively.

  10. Make sure you email or call the home plan company or architect immediately after you have found about 3 to 5 house plan options that match the requirements of your dream home. We recommend in about a month while the vision of your lovely dram home is still hot in your mind!

  11. Give the architect or home plan company all your home design criteria listed above. “I typically engage my client’s vision by asking them series of questions from our firm’s “CUSTOM HOME DESIGN-CLIENT QUESTIONNAIRE” (to get a copy of this form,  go to our website at and click “WELCOME” page and go to item #3 under the heading “OUR DESIGN SERVICES TO SERVE YOU”) to get them thinking about how and what kind of spaces they wished they had or required” says Architect Boye Akinola, AIA of

  12. Ask the architect or home plan company as many questions as you can because you are actually in a shop (on the web) buying house plans! If you can’t find the exact plan, ask if they can do plan modifications or elevation modifications to fit your style, plan needs, site needs or budget needs. Also, ask how much it will cost to customize one of your plan choices or all of your options.

  13. Think of the house plan buying process on the web like you are at a retailer’s shop, a car dealer or at the mall buying a product. Of course you want to know exactly all the specifications of the product before you buy it so you are sure the product meets your needs!

  14. At this point, you have now ready to make an informed decision on the house plan of your dreams. You are now ready to choose. Good luck!


 For more information and additional Home Design Tips to Know before You Build,Contact Your Luxury Home Design Expert, Architect Boye Akinola, AIA at


Architect Boye-Atlanta’s King of European Luxury Home Architecture-Designs New Million Dollar Lavish Luxury Homes in Metro Atlanta’s High-End Neighborhoods in 2019 and beyond. by Boye Akinola

Atlanta’s maverick Architect Boye, President of Boye Architecture - is excited to continue to design his unique brand of million-dollar luxury custom home designs loved by home buyers here in Atlanta, around the USA and around the world in this new hot residential market of 2016 and beyond.  

What are the hot design features homeowners want in their new luxury homes today? The new trends for 2016 are as follows:

1. Grand front entrance canopies.

2. A portechere with an additional 1 or 2 garage with an optional office or guest room above.

3. Courtyard Entries or car ports with a fountain.

4. Large kitchens for entertainment (with large central islands) open to family rooms and breakfast rooms.

5. Spacious foyers and open first floor plans with all rooms flowing  freely into each other.

6. Master bathrooms with showers behind tubs.

7. Grand 2 story living rooms with large windows at rear looking at the  back of the house.

In 2006, Architect Boye won the Best Home Design Award of the Atlanta Street of Dreams Show and in 2013 Architect Boye won the 2013 Best of Award.

Architect Boye’s unique luxury custom home European designs have been the most sort after by Atlanta’s individual high-end clients, professional sports stars, hip-hop recording stars, business executives, and award-winning nationally acclaimed residential developers in Atlanta and around the Nation.   

Architect Boye’s custom homes cater to a wide diverse audience of clients that include affluent clients in Buckhead (Atlanta most expensive community) and Atlanta’s affluent African-American homebuyers in North and South Metro Atlanta’s most expensive subdivisions such as Le Jardin in South Fulton County, Sandstone Estates, Lions Gate and Greenridge Estates (in DeKalb County), Country Lake and Legacy Hills (in Fayette County), Sugarloaf  Golf Club Estates (in Gwinnett County), Windward Country Club in Alpharetta, Heron Bay Golf Course and Eagles Landing Golf Course (in Henry County), Underwood Crossing  and Lions Gate East (in Rockdale County), Guildford Forest & Regency Neighborhoods (in the Cascade neighborhood of Southwest Atlanta as well as South Fulton County partnering with John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods as their Featured Architect). In addition, Architect Boye designed    For more information on Architect Boye’s luxury home designs, visit

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