Creating functional, beautiful spaces.
You love your home, and you want to stay,
but there needs to be some changes to make that possible.
But which projects should you tackle first, and in what order should the work be done? How do you document the work you want done so your contractor can give you an accurate bid and has a clear path on how to move forward? And how much is it going to cost?
That’s where we come in.
Together, we’ll assess your current space to see
what’s working for you, and... what’s not.
We'll determine which items you should tackle now/in what order they should be tackled in, and come up with a solid, well documented plan, and begin to discover how much the project will cost.
The renovate or recreate process:
Hit that Book Consultation button at the top of the page and let me know your goals for taking this big step. You’ll be given a Client Questionnaire to fill out, which is an important first step to determining the overall scope of the project. This’ll ensure we make the most of our first consultation together!
You will receive an invoice from 1 AD Studio for $375, for a 2-hour consultation at your project site which includes property research prior to visit. We'll review your questionnaire and goals for your space and determine what's possible. Sure you want an backyard cottage but can your site support one? We'll find out! Once you decide to move forward, we'll send over a job proposal and letter of agreement. Once signed, we'll arrive on site and begin measuring for your new space!
We move forward with the process of planning your remodel (ADU, kitchen or bath remodel). You'll receive your As-built drawing and three 3-D model design options to visualize your new spaces. Each option will incorporate my research, the programming information you provided and all will meet the goals for your new space. These models could possibly allow your contractor to provide a ballpark estimate.
Once you choose a design to move forward with, we develop your design, moving at your pace. We have meetings at the end of each phase to go over your drawings so you’re always kept in the loop and can ensure your goals and requests are being met through out the process. This drawings would provide enough information for a rough estimate from a contractor.
At our final design meeting you’ll have a full set of architectural drawings, a lighting/power plan and a list of specifications that include all your finishes, fixtures and materials. Now it's time to get written, line item bids from contractors! We'll help you with this process as well.
Once construction begins I will be there to review each milestone with site visits, contractor meetings, and updated drawings or specs as needed. We are just a phone call away!
Val walked me through a step by step process of what to expect which really put me at ease.
“I was a bit nervous about my kitchen remodel since it was my first major home improvement project and Val walked me through a step by step process of what to expect which really put me at ease. She was very professional from day 1, always on time with plans and documents and very flexible with setting meeting times. She encouraged me to be "open" to various plans that she presented yet at the same time was very willing to listen to me and was not at all offended when I preferred my (few) ideas over hers. I thought she was very honest with her opinions and always gave me a reason as to why. I hope to do another remodel project in 2 years and I would definitely work with Val again on that project.”