Find or create the space,

then personalize it!

Val Sporleder Seattle Interior Designer & Remodeler

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 and document it with architectural drawings.  We'll decide which work should be done together and which work can be done in phases.  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!



Hit that Book Consultation button at the top of the page and select Remodel-ADU or Whole House Consultation.  For remodels & ADUs, I conduct research on your zoning and structures before hand.  On the Contact Form, let us know the specifics of your project such as rooms to be remodeled or adding an ADU or legalizing an ADU that's already there.



You will receive an appointment link and then an invoice from 1 AD Studio for $490, which includes up to 1.5 hour consultation at your project site.  My research on your property & your 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. Step one, done!



If, after taking time to process all this information, you decide an internal AADU or remodel is for you, let us know!  We will obtain the full scope of your intended project and from this create a Proposal.  This will layout all the phases and other items that may be necessary to complete your project. Once the proposal is accepted, we'll set up an appointment to measure your space. Let's get started!  



All the programming that has been collected to date along with your as-built drawings will be used to create your personalized Floor Plan!  We will discuss different options always keeping your goals in mind.  Once schematic design is complete and your project begins to take shape, you will have information to pass on and begin the process of bringing a GC on board begins!



Your new floor plan will be used to develop the remaining drawings you need for permitting. There are still a lot of details to add and we will check in with you along the way  Many items will be occurring simultaneously.  You will be collecting pricing from GCs, consultants will be working on their portion and your intake appointment will be scheduled with the permit department. It starts to get real!



Timelines for permitting can vary widely. An STFI (Subject To Field Inspection) takes 1-2 weeks or faster.  Full design review can take 4-5 months. We will know early on which permit your project qualifies for and can plan accordingly. Knowing the type of permit helps your contractor determine a start date for your project.  Once all drawings, plans, and permitting forms are compiled we will submit for your  permit. We help you clear what can sometimes be the biggest hurdle!


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.”

- Jodie R.