Hear From Our Clients

Though well versed in architectural theory and concepts, our architects’ greatest enjoyment comes from working with ‘real’ people with ‘real’ houses and ‘real’ issues. It takes courage and determination to dig in to a serious remodeling project, so getting support from talented professionals is vital. Listen as some of our clients share their experiences in their own words.

Our Process

Remodeling starts with your existing home–its style, its assets, and its liabilities.
Renovation Design will help you see where you are and show you options for where you can go. We have traveled this path a thousand times, so let us help you through to an exciting and fulfilling conclusion to your remodeling journey.

BRAINSTORM PHASE
What is possible in terms of renovating my home? Can we take out that wall? Move those stairs? How do we maximize the space we have before we consider adding on? What will my house look like if we do add on? Can this dated house be made to look modern and stylish? How can we improve the circulation and flow in my house? Is there hidden potential in my home that I can’t see?
CREATING THE MASTER PLAN
With multiple ideas and concepts now on the table, we need to prioritize and synthesize the best of these into one master plan. The saying “you can’t have everything” certainly applies to design, so the challenge is to maximize the function without supersizing the budget! We will bring a fresh eye to help understand how your family lives and what you need to change or add to facilitate daily family routine as well as entertaining family and friends.
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION
Time for our concepts to become reality. The team expands to include a contractor to keep us ever aware of the budget as we make selections for materials (flooring, counters, windows, etc.) and equipment (appliances, plumbing fixtures, HVAC systems, etc.). An interior designer may be used to help with aesthetic selections, and a structural engineer will be required for removing walls and adding spaces. You will want a good team as you see your house torn apart prior to being reinvented as the home you have always dreamed of having.
THE GOOD LIFE
Your ‘new’ home will look wonderful and should make you happy every time you walk in. However, the true magic may be in how your home now supports your family members and your lifestyle. With sufficient space to gather your family and friends together and the capacity to efficiently store all of your ‘stuff’, you will find your stress levels at a new low. The comment we hear most often is “Why did we wait so long to do this?”

Life Changing Architectural Services

Renovation Design believes that a home that supports your life goals is, indeed, life changing. Take a moment to look through a review of our services, ranging from our first meeting to when you have a complete set of construction
documents for your remodeling project.

INITIAL
CONSULTATION
DESIGN
EXPLORATION
CONSTRUCTION
DOCUMENTS
You will meet with a creative licensed architect who will listen to your goals and the needs you wish to address in order to make your house work for you. We will review your design preferences, your projected budget, and discuss applicable zoning issues. The free consultation will be held in our office and will take approximately 60 - 90 minutes. (See Frequently Asked Questions below for more details.)
The Design Exploration℠ is a comprehensive study that develops multiple designs, presenting functionally creative and aesthetically exciting alternatives to achieve your goals and reflect your style. Together we will synthesize ideas to create a master plan for your project. Your architect will also do a zoning study and a budget projection to ensure that your project is creative, workable, and affordable.
We provide three levels of service to take you from start to finish. The Outline Plan℠ is our most affordable construction plan set which will provide the basics needed to obtain a building permit. The Full-Plan℠ expands the set of construction drawings to include additional design not required by codes, such as interior elevations and lighting plans. Our Inspire Architectural Services℠ adds assistance in specifying finishes as well as providing site observation and design services during construction.

Life Changing Architectural Services

Renovation Design believes that a home that supports your life goals is, indeed, life changing. Take a moment to look through a review of our services, ranging from our first meeting to when you have a complete set of construction
documents for your remodeling project.

INITIAL CONSULTATION
You will meet with a creative licensed architect who will listen to your goals and the needs you wish to address in order to make your house work for you. We will review your design preferences, your projected budget, and discuss applicable zoning issues. The free consultation will be held in our office and will take approximately 60 - 90 minutes. (See Frequently Asked Questions below for more details.)
DESIGN EXPLORATION
The Design Exploration℠ is a comprehensive study that develops multiple designs, presenting functionally creative and aesthetically exciting alternatives to achieve your goals and reflect your style. Together we will synthesize ideas to create a master plan for your project. Your architect will also do a zoning study and a budget projection to ensure that your project is creative, workable, and affordable.
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS
We provide three levels of service to take you from start to finish. The Outline Plan℠ is our most affordable construction plan set which will provide the basics needed to obtain a building permit. The Full-Plan℠ expands the set of construction drawings to include additional design not required by codes, such as interior elevations and lighting plans. Our Inspire Architectural Services℠ adds assistance in specifying finishes as well as providing site observation and design services during construction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your architect will visit your home before doing any design work, but we are able to offer a Free Consultation in our office or by phone using digital photos that you take of the interior and exterior of your home. Based on the year the home was built, your home’s location, and your photos, your Architect will be able to identify the potential issues involved. We have done almost a thousand projects that started this way, so we know how to make it work.

Bring photos of any part of the home you would like to discuss, and photos of all exterior sides of your home. Your Architect will help you identify the things you need to change about your home during your Free Consultation. If you have any, bring any other pictures, photos, or drawings that show spaces or styles that you like.

At the end of your consultation. Based on the information you give to your architect during the consultation, she will be able to give you a price range for our different levels of service.

Yes. You will be billed hourly for the visit, but when you hire us the price for our services will be reduced by the amount of the Consultation. Just indicate that you would like an on-site consultation when requesting your Free Initial Consultation.

Yes. If you have a preference, just indicate which Architect you prefer when requesting your Free Consultation. See the Architect’s Bios.

Yes, if you call paying with a credit card financing! We accept all major credit cards.

Once the initial designs are presented, we will work together to adjust, combine, and develop the design to make sure it achieves your goals. It is a process, and with our experience and expertise we will work together to make sure you are happy.

Usually between four to six weeks. It depends on the workload of your architect and how efficient you are in making decisions.

The price includes only a colored two-dimensional rendering. Three dimensional computer models can be created at our hourly rate. Just ask about it.

We created our company to offer a spectrum of services whether you are a complete novice or an experienced do-it- yourselfer. We can customize the services you need — from our Outline Plan℠  to our Inspire Architectural Services℠ . This way you have control over the final cost of our services.

The total cost is a function of the type of project we design, the scope of the renovation, and the level of our services selected. Your architect can give you a more specific answer after discussing the scope of your project during your Free Consultation.

Usually between six to twelve weeks. It depends on the size of your project, the workload of the architect you are meeting with, and the time you can put into the design process.