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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What services do you offer?

    We offer a wide range of services tailored to meet your home design needs. From conceptualization to completion, we specialize in interior and exterior design, home additions, remodels, and residential architecture. Our goal is to turn your vision into reality while ensuring functionality, aesthetics, and sustainability in every project.

  • How can a home designer help me?

    A skilled home designer is your partner in creating spaces that truly reflect your lifestyle, preferences, and personality. They bring expertise in spatial planning, color theory, material selection, and design principles to the table, helping you navigate through various options and make informed decisions. With their guidance, you can achieve a cohesive, stylish, and functional home design that exceeds your expectations.

  • Do you offer home addition designs?

    Absolutely! Our team specializes in designing seamless and cohesive home additions that blend harmoniously with your existing space. Whether you’re expanding your living room, adding a new bedroom, or building a sunroom, we’ll work closely with you to create a design that enhances both the functionality and aesthetics of your home.

  • What sets your company apart in the industry?

    What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to excellence, creativity, and client satisfaction. We take the time to understand your unique needs and preferences, ensuring that every home design reflects your personality and lifestyle. With our attention to detail, innovative solutions, and dedication to exceeding expectations, we strive to deliver exceptional results that stand the test of time.

  • Do you offer home remodel design services?

    Yes, we specialize in creating transformative remodel designs that breathe new life into your home. Whether you’re updating a single room or renovating your entire home, our team will work closely with you to understand your goals and priorities, creating a design that enhances both the aesthetic appeal and functionality of your space.

  • Can you provide residential design services for exteriors?

    Absolutely! Our team of designers excels in creating stunning exterior spaces that enhance curb appeal and complement the architectural style of your home. From landscaping and hardscaping to outdoor living areas and facade enhancements, we’ll work with you to create an exterior design that reflects your personality and enhances the overall beauty of your home.

  • What role does an architect play in residential design?

    An architect plays a crucial role in residential design, bringing expertise in spatial planning, building codes, and structural integrity to ensure that your project is executed flawlessly. They work closely with you to understand your needs and vision, translating them into a functional and aesthetically pleasing design that meets your requirements and exceeds your expectations.

  • Do you offer architect services for house designs?

    Yes, our team of experienced architects specializes in creating innovative and functional house designs that reflect your lifestyle and preferences. From conceptualization to construction oversight, we’ll work with you every step of the way to ensure that your dream home becomes a reality.

  • How can I find the best residential architecture services?

    When searching for the best residential architecture services, it’s essential to look for a firm with a proven track record of delivering exceptional results. Look for firms with extensive experience, a diverse portfolio of successful projects, and positive client testimonials. Additionally, consider factors such as communication style, responsiveness, and alignment with your design preferences when making your decision.

  • Can you provide exterior home designer services?

    Yes, we offer comprehensive exterior home designer services aimed at enhancing the curb appeal and overall aesthetics of your property. Our team of designers specializes in creating custom exterior designs that reflect your personality and style while maximizing the functionality and usability of your outdoor space.

  • What should I expect from your residential architecture services?

    Our residential architecture services are tailored to meet your specific needs and preferences. From initial consultations to final design presentations, we’ll work closely with you to ensure that your vision is brought to life. Our team brings expertise in spatial planning, architectural design, and project management to the table, ensuring that your project is completed on time, within budget, and to your satisfaction.

  • How do I choose the right architect for my project?

    Choosing the right architect for your project is an important decision that requires careful consideration. Start by researching firms in your area and reviewing their portfolios to get a sense of their style and capabilities. Schedule consultations with a few different architects to discuss your project and see if you feel comfortable working with them. Ask about their experience, approach to design, and communication style to ensure that they are the right fit for your project.

  • Do you offer comprehensive house design services?

    Yes, we offer comprehensive house design services that cover every aspect of your project from start to finish. From initial concept development to construction documentation and project management, we’ll be there every step of the way to ensure that your project is completed to your satisfaction.

  • Can you provide examples of your residential architecture work?

    Absolutely! We encourage you to explore our portfolio to see examples of our past residential architecture projects. Our portfolio showcases a diverse range of styles and designs, giving you a sense of our capabilities and expertise. We’re proud of the work we’ve done, and we’re confident that you’ll be impressed by what you see.

  • What are the benefits of adding a home addition?

    Of late, my homeowners have been asking for home office space with the change in work habits, but also “we need a place for Mom”. My young families ask for more bedrooms, or play areas to invite their friends. My empty nesters might ask for an entertainment room to host their guests.

  • How do I know if my home is suitable for an addition?

    Part of our service is feasibility, finding the building setback lines or structural integrity, the lack thereof is a rarity.

  • What types of home addition designs do you offer?

    We go back, up, and to the side, but really, it comes down to where you want the space, if it is more family living or bedrooms or both. We have seen two-story rear additions, full second stories, in-law suites to the side, a third story added to a split level, etc.

  • How long does the home addition design process take?

    We can rush if you like, but normally, we find four to six weeks affords time for the ideas to “ferment”, and all the preliminary particulars to be addressed.

  • Can you customize home addition designs to match my existing home's style?

    That is our goal, unless otherwise instructed, that the finished project blends to the existing, looking like it could have been original.

  • What factors should I consider before starting a home addition project?

    Most of our homeowners have gone through the “love it or list it” stage and found their reasons to stay outweigh the hassle of moving, assuming we can find a solution to their space needs. Beyond that, you could investigage your finance strategy.

  • Do I need to hire an architect separately for my home addition design?

    Our process fills that role with fully finished, engineer stamped, permit drawings.

  • What permits are required for a home addition, and will you handle the permit process?

    Any home addition requires a permit. We recommend your builder pull the permit in their name, as it removes the liability from you. They will also deal with all the inspections.

  • How do you ensure that the home addition design complies with local building codes?

    We design to code and a permit is not issued if it is not to code.

  • What materials do you typically use for home addition construction?

    Materials vary with homeowner preferences, but other than finishes, the materials are to code.

  • Can you provide examples of your past home addition projects?

    Yes, and we will try to find similar projects to yours.

  • What is the estimated cost of a home addition design?

    That all depends – it could be close to $3,000 or more for a preliminary design that gets handed off to our builder, or $8-20K for a finished set of plans.

  • Do you offer consultations to discuss home addition design options?

    Depending on your situation, yes, we can consult.

  • How do you incorporate natural light and energy efficiency into home addition designs?

    Those are subjects we discuss in our design process. Certainly, we have owners who prefer affording skylights to larger windows. And some would rather afford thicker walls and insulation.

  • What is the expected timeline for completing a home addition project?

    That varies with season, weather, and management challenges, but six months might be a reasonable average.

  • Do you offer financing options for home addition projects?

    Depending on the situation, there might be up to $100k of additional financing available.

  • What measures do you take to minimize disruptions to our daily routine during construction?

    Usually with additions, a third to half of the project goes on outside your living envelope before the integration between existing and new begins. Beyond that, we try to accommodate your routine.

  • Can you work with existing utilities like plumbing and electricity when designing a home addition?

    Each home is different but we usually prefer to leave what you have alone and create a separate panel, in the case of electrical. Plumbing sometimes gets creative in finding a way to tap into your drainage system, for example.

  • Do you provide warranties for your home addition designs and construction?

    The design is backed up by the engineering and the construction typically has a one-year warranty on labor.

  • How do I get started with planning my home addition design?

    First, we have a phone conversation, then a home visit to talk further about your home condition and meet all the decision makers. Then if we decide to work together, we have a simple design agreement and deposit and go to work!