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. Include as much information about your project as possible to maximize our time together. You will then be sent an email that includes a link to book your consultation. Please choose a time that is convenient for you and we will get started on researching your site!
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. Sure you want a backyard cottage or ADU but can your home and /or site support this project? We'll find out! You will have plenty of information about your site to decide whether to move forward or not.
The first step in the process of planning your remodel (ADU, kitchen or bath remodel), is programming and learning about your space. We'll ask questions, we'll measure your space and incorporate information from your consultation. Checking your homes current systems, permitting times and budgeting will all be discussed. You know, the un-fun stuff I will take care of for you.
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. These drawings provide enough information for a rough estimate from a contractor.
At our final design meeting you’ll have a full set of architectural drawings, documenting your design, a lighting 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.”