Find or create the space,
then personalize it!
You love your home, you want to stay and maybe even add some family memebrs...
But there needs to be some changes to make that possible. 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.
Remodel or add an AADU?
We'll determine a priority list based on what's bothering you the most and which items should be done together to maximize your budget. This allows us to come up with a solid, well documented plan, and begin to discover how much the project will cost. A common remodel project includes adding a separate dwelling unit to the basement, or legalizing one that's already there. No worries, I help with that!
The consultation & design process:
Hit that Book Consultation button at the top of the page and select Remodel / AADU Consultation. This is different than the Quick 90 Minute Session in that I conduct research on your property before hand and your are sent a questionnaire to fill out before your appointment to make the most of our time together. Are we remodeling a kitchen or bath or adding an ADU, or legalizing one that's already there?
You will receive an appointment link then invoice from 1 AD Studio for $375, for up to 2 hour consultation at your project site. Research will be done on your property prior to my visit, and your responses to the remodel 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 you decided an internal ADU or remodel is your next move, a Design Job Proposal will be created. Once accepted...we'll measure your space and incorporate information from your consultation, questionnaire & our consultation. Your homes existing systems, budgeting & permitting will all be discussed. 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.”