Renovate Before You Sell?

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I was asked recently about renovating ahead of a resale. No right answer – it has something to do with the house’s location, condition, the owners expectations for what they want to get out of it.  I told them that they should get a good real estate agent that can help with this because they… Read more »

Good Acoustics

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Many elements go into a well-designed architectural plan, be it a new construction or a remodel. It’s not all visual. It’s tactical, harmonious and now days more acoustical. We’re aware of how outdoor noise pollution affects us in our homes. But a thoughtful design includes considerations on the audio aspects as well. I recently attended… Read more »

Remodel In Style

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Sometimes a remodel is an update AND a return to the original style, treatments and furnishings from yesterday. The trick is to harmonize the elements of the old with the new. In a way retro-modeling the home. I enjoyed reading about this couple’s remodel of their unique round home in Oakland. It’s challenging, but I… Read more »

Permits, Permits

Posted by & filed under Addition, Kitchen and Bath.

A question I am often asked is whether a home remodel will require permits. As an architect I’m required to be familiar with what requires a permit and what doesn’t in the various cities and counties where I work. There is no short answer. It depends on the location and what the remodel entails.  A quick… Read more »