Everything you want to improve or modify should be well thought-out, researched, and discussed.. We define each project as either satisfying a need or solving a problem. Our lifestyle profile format will walk you though the phases to identify your personal style, needs and help you make the right choices to keep your remodeling project on track with your desired goals, timing and budget. We will bring balance and symmetry to your home remodel project by combining functionality and establishing a design language with the consistent use of a color palette, textures, materials, fixtures and finishes.
Everyone has their dreams home. Before capitalizing on those dreams consider if they’ll work in the layout of the house, add to its function or even fit into the budget. Prioritize the top 5 -10 must-haves before making a definite plan.
How much of the home are you willing to remodel? Are you going to renovate every room or just the kitchen and dining area? Are you willing to work with the square footage you already have or do you need to add on a room or a second story? If adding on is an option, we will check for the necessary permits or if neighborhood covenants are to be considered.
Your style and design sense what can really make your home a personal statement. We will take that vision and make sure it becomes and extension of w the existing home design. Once settled on a design direction you’ll want to stay with it as it will influence the structure and materials choices.
The big decision to make during your planning process is how much are you willing to spend? Once you set a budget and discover your dreams might be bigger than your pocket book you can always scale back or put off part of the project until another time. Many experts will tell you that you should also plan for a contingency of 10 to 20 percent of your budget to cover any unforeseen discoveries that are made during the renovations.
The future – Even if you are not planning to remodel the whole house at once it is important to plan ahead to future phases. This is especially relevant if these future phases will need duct work, plumbing, or electrical changes. Even something as small as a misplace light or electrical outlet could cause problems for later renovations.
Another future aspect to consider is how will you utilize your home as you grow older. Whatever customizing or personal design work you plan now, make sure it will last through the next 20-30 years and not just fit your family’s current needs.