Find or create the space,
then personalize it!
You love your home, you want to stay and maybe even add some family members...
But there needs to be some changes to make that possible. Which projects should you tackle first and in what order? 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.
Remodel or add an AADU?
We'll determine your priorities based on what's bothering you the most and which items should be done together to maximize your time and budget. Once your goals are prioritized, we come up with a solid plan, documented with drawings. Sometimes all work should be done together, other times done in phases and sometimes it just needs to be drawn so that it can be permitted! A remodel project can include your entire home, a separate dwelling unit in your basement or an addition. Sometimes it is just a matter of permitting what is already there. I help with that too!
The consultation & design process:
Hit that Book Consultation button at the top of the page and select Remodel-ADU or Whole House Consultation. These are different than the Quick 90 Minute Session. For remodels, I conduct research on your zoning and home before hand. Let us know what you are thinking of remodeling or adding, such as an ADU, or legalizing one that's already there.
You will receive an appointment link and then an invoice from 1 AD Studio for $490, which includes up to 2 hour consultation at your project site. The prior research on your property, and the responses to the remodel/ADU questionnaire, will all play a part to maximize your consultation time. You will have lots of information to decide whether or not to move forward with your project!
If, after taking time to process all this information, you decide an internal ADU or remodel is for you, let us know! We will email a Job Proposal based on all the information collected. Once the proposal is accepted, we'll set up an appointment to measure your space and begin your drawing. Lets get started!
THE DESIGN PROCESS
The measurements will be used to create As-built drawings from which we will base your floor plan. Once you choose to move forward with a specific floor plan, we develop your design with elevation drawing. We have meetings at the end of each phase to keep you in the loop and insure your goals and requests are being met through out the process.
At our final design meeting you’ll have a full set of 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, you are not left alone. I can be available on an hourly basis to review each milestone with you through site visits, contractor meetings, and updated drawings or specifications as needed. Just give me a call!
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.”