The Art and Science of Remodeling
Remodeling is a way to adapt your existing home to the changing needs of your family.  Our goal is to design and build a project that will make the most of the things you like about your existing home and improve on the things you don't like.

The Challenges
Remodeling  requires extra effort for both the Owner and the Builder.  The Owner has to put up with living in the middle of a construction project and the accompanying noise, dirt, dust and mud.  Power, heat and water services may be interrupted.   You will have company every day in the form of carpenters, deliveries and trades people.  Parking, trash containers and building materials will occupy space normally used for other activities.  In extreme cases it will be better to move out of the house for the duration of the project.  These are relatively short-term inconveniences and can be mitigated with planning, scheduling and common courtesy.  The pay-off is the transformation of your home and how it feels to live there for years to come.  

The Science
For the Builder, the first challenge is to design a project that addresses your needs and desires while meeting budget parameters.  There are also the practical difficulties of matching existing siding and roofing materials, upgrading plumbing and electrical systems, working within zoning setbacks and working around existing utilities. 

The Art
The second challenge is to design the project to look as if it has always been a part of your home.  We think the best  look like they belong and that doesn’t happen without some extra thought and effort.  With our 3D computer software, we can preview your project to get it right.  Check out our remodeling Gallery to see “before” and “after” photos of some of our work.  

Before/After Photos

 

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