Remodeling, Add Value to Your Home!
I am currently working on a remodeling design project in South Salem. These poor folks have gone though the wringer with this home. The home was originally supposed to be a part of the Tour of Homes, but after many hiccups with the builder and his subs, the home was removed from the tour.
The builder made many changes, unbeknownst to the homeowner
The builder made many changes, unbeknownst to the homeowner. The result was a disaster in the making. The changes consisted of altering the roof design, modifying the structural and many other changes which have resulted in an ongoing nightmare of repairs trying to counteract what the original builder did.
The homeowner has lived with many of the problems
Unfortunately, the homeowner has lived with many of the problems over the years. The original plan was designed for WOW factor and curb appeal, with little consideration to practicality. Remodeling of this home is beyond overdue!
When this couple asked me to design their remodel, they lacked the original building plans. Because the remodel of this structure is going to be comprehensive, As-Built plans needed to be drawn. It is always better to use the original plan set, however, in this case the originals were just not available.
The home has been resided twice since it was constructed back in the mid 70’s, the last of which was cultured stone and hardi-plank. Cultured stone, with it’s surface irregularities makes it all but impossible to measure accurately. In cases like this, I can reconstruct the plan using interior dimensions and photos to take in all of the detail.
Once the As-Built plans are complete, I/we started to address the problems the home owners have been living with for years. How many things in your current home have you lived with for years, ignoring the inconvenience but still in the back of your mind wishing it was different? We all tend to ignore things, planning on fixing them later, when it is more convenient!
The issues in this home are probably much larger than the norm, nevertheless, they have lived with them for years, as they developed their careers and raised their children. Now it has come down to the wire, children are gone and retirement is staring them in the face! Time To Remodel!
Maximize Your Largest Investment
How do you maximize your largest investment? You have lived in the same home for years, ignoring the various short comings, while focusing on life. Some simple remodeling can make life so much better, while adding value to your home. One of the first changes I am working on for this couple is the garage. The garage was changed from the original design by the original builder.
Poor Planning Calls for Remodeling…
The couple being young and naive went along with the builders changes, after all, he was the professional…Right? Wrong! Always think about the big picture when making changes to a design! By flipping the garage, and poor planning by the builder, the garage has been virtually unusable as a garage for the last twenty plus years!
Stay tuned as the homeowner and I work through all of the remodeling challenges of this home. Some of the items on the remodeling design agenda are: 1.) Large detached Garage 2.) Converting the original garage 1st Floor into usable space 3.) Adding a larger Master Bedroom Walk in Closet 4.) More bedrooms 5.) Enlarging and remodeling the Kitchen and nook. 6. Large meeting room for large family and professional gatherings.
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