Living Room

Are you considering having a custom home designed by a professional but are not sure? I have had so many people talk about my work, but it speaks volumes to have video of some of those I have worked for and have seen my work ethic. See what others think of me and my design work in the following home design testimonials.

Bill and Brenda gave us the privilege of shooting video footage of their beautifully built custom home here in San Antonio, Texas. They also gave me a walk through tour of their lovely home and an amazing testimonial

(Thanks Again!)

“Dear Mr. Hyden, I just wanted to stop and take a moment to Thank you for your kindness to Heath and me. It has been an enormous blessing to us to see our dream come alive on paper. We so appreciate your generosity of your time and talent. Not only did we so enjoy our time remodeling our house, but more so hearing about life and getting to know you. It’s so rare to meet genuine people and it was quite refreshing and so very enjoyable. Thank you for sharing your story with us.


Oh don’t think thank you will cut it but for lack of better words…Thank You! We are ever so grateful and are really enjoying our home. It feels like its finally all coming together. It’s taken quite a bit of time, but all worth it.  Thank You Again.”

Heath and Rachel

Bill Zeiger from Green Leaf Custom Homes gives us his view on the importance of finding a great residential design specialist to work with. Bill Zeiger has developed of 1400 custom homes and considers the customers needs before anything else, which is why he has trusted in Micheal Hyden for so many years.

“Creativity, patience and open-mindedness…it’s tough to find all of these qualities in an Residential Design Specialist that does such a quality architectural work. Michael Hyden possesses each of them which is why we came back to him for the design of our second home. Our first home was inspired by an existing plan; we changed things around and made it just right for us; it’s beautiful, I must say! For this second round, we decided to work from a blank piece of paper. Michael passed the creativity test with flying colors!! I showed him a picture of a kitchen I loved and instantly, he was totally in sync with how I wanted this house to feel from exterior to interior…from the webbed trusses in the kitchen to the flawless flow from room to room. During the daunting task of putting our ideas on paper, Will and I would sometimes be mid- sentence with a plan of how we’d like to see the living room and kitchen arranged for example, and Michael would already have a sketch going… “WOW you took the words right out of our mouths! What a perfect idea!” He would draw, rotate, add, erase…sometimes crumble up and start anew…until it was just right! It’s awesome what this man can come up with. Throughout each meeting, the three of us would collaborate, and with a ton of patience, Michael was open to every suggestion, every random request. The cool thing about him is that he saw each new idea of ours as a challenge and opportunity for him to create. When we thought there was a road block he’d sit for a minute, think. I remember the first time he said it….“There IS something we could do…” When we thought there was no way to make an idea work, Michael’s inventiveness would give us the perfect solution…sometimes two or three! That is what every client wants to hear from his or her Residential Design Specialist when designing a new home! This house is as personal to him as it is to us and it has so many perfect, unique touches. His suggestion was to “live” in the house before meeting again; make sure you’re completely happy with how you will walk to and from each room; envision your routines and how they will transpire in this new space. This is how we came up with our perfect plan! I can’t tell you how excited we are to bring this creation to life!! Thank you Michael Hyden!”  A Testimonial from Will and Kristy

“Just a note to say a few words about a friend of mine and the Designer that designed two houses for my wife, Kathy and me. Michael Hyden drew the plans for our 5,500 square foot house back in 1986 and more recently did the plans for our 8,500 square foot ranch house. Michael also did plans for a couple other projects that I was involved with during the years in between those two houses. We have found Michael to be every bit as competent and easier to work with than the architects that we have been associated with over the years. Michael has done our work on a timely and a professional manner, and his creative ideas have always been pleasing to us. Michael’s mild manner, attention to detail, creative ideas, timely work, and reasonable price tag, has earned our respect and loyalty during the past twenty-eight years. I would not hesitate to recommend Michael Hyden for any residential design work! I believe you will be very satisfied with your final results.”

Bobbie Hyden(Mr. Hyden’s wife) gives her testimonial of her husband’s work ethic, his enthusiasm and his passion for his design work. She has been with Michael for over 10 years, so she understands him better than anyone else and understands what he means when Michael says: ‘I design a home for my client, it’s about what the client wants, not me’.