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Home Remodel Means Planning First

Most homeowners underestimate the number of decisions they need to make their home remodel successful.  Proper planning helps you avoid the confusion.

  • – Start an image file by collecting pictures of spaces and buildings you like.
  • – Create a list of the rooms and functions you want accommodated.
  • – Identify your goals for project schedule and budget..

Home Remodel Considerations

Whether consulting with your architect or contractor for ideas and advice, there are a variety of decisions you’ll need to work through.    A Home Remodel doesn’t have to mean opening more space; it could mean being more strategic about the space you already have.  Phasing a home remodel into more than one project is one way to keep the cost manageable.  DESIGNline ARCHITECTS  will develop a master plan, which can be implemented in two or three phases over time.  We also offer an alternative Design/Build approach that will pin down the cost question quickly, so you can make the decision to move forward.

Plan a Budget, Before Signing Construction Contract

The key to successful home remodeling is taking the time up front for proper planning.  It’s in the best interest of ALL homeowner’s to consider the four steps outlined in my article, “Phoenix Home Remodeling”, BEFORE signing a construction contract.  Early planning is important for an enjoyable remodeling experience, because it will flush out problems early and set expectations that will prepare you for the road ahead.

What are the cost of some specific remodels?

Improving the curb appeal can affect a potential buyer’s first impression and your home’s resale value.  Topping the 2010 -11 Home Remodel Cost Value Report for Phoenix is the replacement of your Steel Entry Door (102.1% recouped) and/or Garage Door (83.9% recouped), because they both improve curb appeal so well and, consequently, improve your home’s resale value.  For an estimated cost of between $970 – $1,197,  both projects rank at the top their respective categories for two main reasons: 1) They are among the least expensive projects in the survey, and 2) They both recoup the most from their investment. Overall, however, Home Improvement projects such as bath remodeling, room additions, kitchen updates, exterior elevation “facelifts”, and making energy efficiency improvements remain a solid investments for homeowners in relative to the value of their home and neighborhood.

Some Home Remodels Need Building Permits

Don’t forget the permits!  You ask yourself, “Do I really need permits?”  If you plan to move any plumbing, electrical or move bearing walls, your municipalities’  building department requires you to submit construction drawings for building permit approval.  And some Cities like Scottsdale and Phoenix offer expedited permit processing. Not only can we provide the design and construction drawings,  we will submit them for you and work with the municipality  to get them approved as quickly as possible.  DESIGNline ARCHITECTS uses a proven design process that ensures that each project provides continuous communication and collaboration between our clients and our firm.

How do I get started?

To set up an appointment contact Doug Rusk at 480-710-3861 or email us at   DESIGNline ARCHITECTS will help you avoid many common mistakes that are made with construction projects.  We will also help you to make decisions that will enhance your home by guiding you through the entire remodeling process from concept to completion.  We will ensure your home remodel is “designed to the way you live now.”

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