Designing a Remodel
Designing a Remodel
Sometimes a remodel can take a long time. The project can consist of numerous phases that end with a fantastic result. At K Remodel, our favorite part of the remodel is the design process because it allows us to come up with out of the box ideas that are innovative and creative.
We like to take homes, spaces, and remodels to the next level. We want our remodels to look and feel fresh and brand new. There is nothing better than homeowners who do not even recognize their own home.
Our design process is fun and efficient. We just finished working on a remodel in Eagle, Idaho. The house that was built in the late 1990’s, was outdated, and needed some tlc. Our clients wanted an updated craftsman style remodel that would take about six months to complete.
But to start this remodel, we had to first come up with a design, blueprints, and engineering that the homeowners wanted. We hand measure any space we are going to remodel to ensure that past blue prints are correct or to create a set if there aren’t any. After we take measurements, we draw the plan in our computer design program because this allows 3D renderings as well as material selection and color coordination. The 3D renderings are much more useful after we have changed the floor plan because it allows the homeowners to see what the final project might look like.
After the original house is drawn, the creative process begins. We start by asking ourselves if they layout should change to make it more useful and end with questions about structure to ensure the project and idea can actually be completed. In this particular Eagle remodel, we wanted to transition the basement into a more useable area; however, we all agreed that the stairs were in the wrong spot. So we re-designed the stairs to the basement to be in a more centrally located area, right off the kitchen. This five-foot move brought the basement from an after thought into one of the main areas of living space.
By moving the stairs out of the old laundry room and into an un-needed hallway, we were able to add over 8’ of useable space into the kitchen. Which pushed the laundry room to the left of the kitchen and used unusable garage space. One small idea can lead to many different changes that will increase function and the overall space of that room.
If you have any questions, comments, or need project assistance always feel free to contact us!
~ K Remodel