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 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 begin working on your project!
The most intensive step in the remodel process. As-built drawings will be created from the measure meeting. All the information from your consult, questionnaire and as-builts will be used to create your personalized design! We will run through different floor plans including all of your remodel goals. Once a final plan is confirmed...you will begin the process of bringing a GC on board!
Your new floor plan will be used to develop the rest of the drawings that you will need for construction and permitting. There are still a lot of details to add and we will check in with you along the way at each design meeting with you and your selected GC. Your intake appointment will be scheduled with the permit department, your contractor will add you to their calendar and it starts to get real!
Not all projects need one but most do. 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 will require and can plan accordingly. This information helps with determining your start date. We will take care of the permitting for you and can provide any consultants you need for your project.
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.”