Should I stay or should I go? For major remodels most people ask that question. We call it: The Full Circle. First, homeowners decide they need more space. Then, they contact an architect or a contractor to have plans drawn up. Last, there is a preliminary estimate followed by “sticker shock.” Our client for this project was no different. They were interested in major remodel to change their house to meet their needs. They hired the architect, Marty Buckenmeyer, to put together preliminary drawings. We came through and met the clients a year prior to starting the project and gave them a preliminary estimate.
There is always sticker shock. The client spent the next several months looking at different houses, neighborhoods, and arrangements.
The Full Circle was complete. After an extensive search they decided to move forward with the remodel. We built an addition for a kitchen extension on the main floor with a laundry room added above. We reduced the scope of work to get within budget and then added the basement space for a guest room and indoor winter play space for their children. The house was an older home and drafty. That called for replacing all of the windows and insulating the house on the exterior walls. The project was all encompassing remodel, forcing the clients to live elsewhere for the duration of the work, which took a little over nine months. Renovation is always more expensive. It’s always an inconvenience. It’s always worth it. It’s a MUST SEE!