In 2017, we set out to put control into the hands of countless ambitious and aspiring homeowners eager to design and build their perfect home.


To help aspiring homeowners lead happier, healthier, and more meaningful lives.

We built a platform to remove the barriers of confusion and frustration in the homebuilding process, even if you’re a rookie.

An online resource that provides resources, tools, support, and community to aspiring homeowners seeking to build a better life with the perfect home and wanting a welcoming, empowering, and inspiring place to learn, take action, and succeed.

 (We share more about our purpose-driven brand, including our thought process for the OPEN DOOR vision, mission, values, and personality, here.)

  Through our free content, our paid resources and anything else we might offer — we’re in this to make a difference. We’re here to help you create a home (and a life) that you truly love – a home that is one of a kind, unique and brilliantly tailored for you. Whether you’re starting from scratch or looking to make a big change on your current home, we’re here to empower you to take action on creating a meaningful home project.

Happy, healthy, and meaningful lives start with a great home.

Who We Are

YR Architecture + Design

The OPEN DOOR is spearheaded by the creative team at YR Architecture + Design, based in Columbus, OH. We’re a modern residential architecture firm that helps ambitious homeowners create simple, modern, affordable homes. Through full design, individual design services, consulting, and free content, we’re expanding the reach of good design and helping more people live happier healthier lives.

As an advocate for good, accessible and affordable homes for all, we conceived the OPEN DOOR project as a vehicle to create more opportunities to empower, educate, and support future and aspiring homebuilders to take action in making their dream homes become a reality.

Here at the OPEN DOOR, we give you the knowledge, tools, and support to tackle your project on your own. So, take a look around, bookmark this site, and come back often. We’re constantly adding new valuable resources based on feedback from viewers like you! So tell us what you want to learn more about, what you’re struggling with right now, and how this experience can be better for you. Share your thoughts with us at info@the-opendoor.net.

And, if you’d like design assistance, head on over to our design website where you’ll find more information about how we help aspiring homeowners create dream projects.  We’d love to hear about your project!

We love empowering people to create dream homes.

Chances are, we’re helping people right now.