Additions, Remodeling & Restorations
Additions, Remodeling & RestorationsUpdated: 3 years ago
W hether it’s to accommodate a growing family or address aging-in-place concerns, a love of a current neighborhood or because the tight housing market is making finding a new home a challenge, more and more people are opting to remodel their existing home. Whichever the reason, renovating your home, or building an addition – or both – can be a great way to address your family’s evolving needs.
As we begin to work together on your renovation plans, our first questions will be about what isn’t working in your home and what you would like to achieve as a result of the remodeling work.
If your nest has recently emptied, are their spaces that can be transformed to reflect your new lifestyle, such as creating an open floor plan to make entertaining at home more fun? Or do you anticipate your grown children visiting with their families? Perhaps a master suite removed from other bedrooms would make sense.
We’ll not only ask questions about your immediate needs, but long-term ones as well. If you plan on staying in your home as you grow older, would an addition with a first-floor master suite make that a more realistic possibility?
Because HPA Design has handled the plans for so many home remodeling projects and home additions, we know which questions to ask. Our designs will also ensure that the newly-renovated – or newly-added – portions of your home blend seamlessly with the existing areas.
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How We Design
In collaboration with you, we create architectural solutions that respond to your place in the world and enrich the activities of your life.
Programming is a time for information gathering, a chance for us to listen, ask questions, and understand your preferences. O...
Sketching the Vision
Once you’ve decided what to build, design begins with a series of rough sketches. Known as schematic designs, these sketche...
Refining the Design
Next, your architect will prepare more detailed floor plans, elevations, and cross-sections to illustrate all aspects of the ...
Preparing the drawings
Your architect will now set down on paper all the decisions made to this point. Working drawings, also called construction do...
When it’s time to hire a contractor, your architect is an essential ally. Typically, you will ask two or three general cont...
Realizing Your Project
Your architect’s involvement typically doesn’t end with construction documents. He or she will act as your representative...