Planning and Design Services
Every successful home remodel starts with a good plan. I listen very carefully to establish goals and then show two or three alternatives. Considerations include which modifications are most likely to increase a home’s value.
Preliminary Project Plan - First Floor Remodel
Preliminary Project Plan - Living Room, With Furniture
Preliminary Project Plan - 1 Bedroom Condo
Master Project Plan
Alternatives are evaluated and the best ideas are consolidated into a Master Plan, which is suitable for review with local City Planning, Building, and Fire Departments. Then the plan is used to seek prices from one or more general contractors. If the Master Plan is too expensive or disruptive to be undertaken at one time, we will recommend multiple phases of work. Design costs vary depending on project complexity and will be provided to the owner
Design Review Process
If the community requires a public hearing for exterior design modifications, the Architect will help you meet with neighbors and City Planning, prepare exhibits for meetings, and attend the public hearings.
Once the plan is approved, the Architect can produce complete construction documents. If needed, he will recruit and manage structural engineers, heating, plumbing, and electrical experts, and interior designers. Complete plans are necessary for efficiently obtaining a building permit and for construction with reliable prices and minimal surprises. During construction the Architect is often asked questions by the contractor and/or the building inspector.
Final City Design Review Plan
At Marin County Remodel, every project starts with a FREE, one hour consultation.
To schedule one today, call Jim at (415) 825-0350 or submit your contact information here.