Designing a new house, from the ground up, such as a newly built house—whether modern or contemporary—or a renovation of a house that is fifty years old to two-hundred years old, are all scenarios architects face when they choose to do residential architecture. Each category has its challenges, presents opportunities to solve problems all while juggling the homeowners wish-list with the scope, budget and context. It offers the architect a chance to be original, hone their ingenuity and individuality, all while making the future occupants very happy.