Renovations and Additions
Are you tired of your tiny, outdated kitchen? Would you like to add a new master bedroom or sunroom? Whether you want to renovate a bathroom or transform your ranch style house into a colonial, we can help! At Home Designing Service, Ltd. we design over 150 renovations and additions every year, meaning our team of designers is adept at presenting you with innovative yet sound design ideas for your project. Renovating your home is a complex project. Our designers will help you navigate the maze of building code requirements which eases the permitting process and gets your project completed faster. Our blueprints are easy to read which reduces the amount of time spent trying to decipher the plans through a clutter of unnecessary details. In the end, having our designers guide you through the design process can save you time and money!Stay in the home and the neighborhood you love!
Everyone has a different reason for wanting to renovate their home. Sometimes it's simply the need for change. On the other hand, some renovate their home for more practical reasons, such as the birth of a new baby or the need to care for an aging parent. If you love your existing home and your neighborhood and you don't want to move, renovating your home is a great alternative to buying a new home and can be significantly less expensive. In most cases you already have some equity in your home so why not use some of that equity to renovate or build an addition!
The Design Process
To start the design process, just call to schedule a site consultation with a designer. During the site consultation we will come to your home and examine the feasibility of the changes you would like to make. We listen to your ideas and help you determine if the changes will work structurally and aesthectically with your existing home and nieghborhood. At the end of the consultation you will be provided with a written estimate for our design services. A deposit of 35% of the estimated design cost is typically all that is needed to get started on the design of your renovation or addition.
The preliminary design will include the floor plans and one elevation. Typically this will take about 2 weeks. (Design times may vary, please consult your designer.) Then it's time for a second meeting with our designer to fine-tune the design. Once you approve the schematic designs, most plans can be completed in about 2-4 weeks. When you pick up your plans, our designer will review them with you to make sure that the finished plans meet your expectations.
Improve the value of your home
Renovating your home can improve the value of the property. Certain types of renovations will add more value to your home.
Renovations that can add value include
- Remodeling the kitchen, upgrading applicances
- Remodeling or adding a bathroom
- Adding a sunroom or family room
- Adding a master bedroom with bathroom or walk-in closet