Remodel or Relocate? Architecture A La Carte Service presentation


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Considering a home remodel? Its safe to say you may have a lot of questions and hesitation. The following presentation outlines an inovative service model we have developed at Lundin Architects LLC to help you sort it out.

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Remodel or Relocate? Architecture A La Carte Service presentation

  2. 2. Deciding where to live and committing to a mortgage are some of the biggest decisions we all face in life. A wrong decision can be a costly mistake that effects the ones we love dearest. Its no wonder why so many of us will spend years stuck between a decision to remodel a home or to take on a relocation.
  3. 3. <ul><li>On average our remodeling clients have been considering their remodeling 3+ years. </li></ul><ul><li>Its likely you have looked at other homes on the market and still can not decide. </li></ul><ul><li>You may have delayed home improvements while considering a remodeling negatively effecting your home value </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why cant you decide? You probably have lots of ideas but can not put them together in a visible cohesive way Do these statements sound familiar? <ul><li>My neighbors addition only cost $50,000 just a few years ago </li></ul><ul><li>A contractor walked through our home and told me it would cost about $300,000 but what does that include? </li></ul><ul><li>I really love where I am at. </li></ul><ul><li>I have looked in the market but I don’t want to move far out . </li></ul><ul><li>The houses I like seem really overpriced. </li></ul><ul><li>I really like the house we saw but I am not sure we could get the master bathroom we want. </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t know what this house would be worth remodeled and everything in the market seems so expensive for what I get. </li></ul><ul><li>I just cant decide!!!!! </li></ul>
  5. 5. So what happens Life on Hold! <ul><li>Three years later your still living in this </li></ul>
  6. 6. It Comes Down to before I can move my life forward (remodel or relocate) I have to answer these <ul><li>What do I want? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it possible? </li></ul><ul><li>How much will it cost? </li></ul>3 basic questions
  7. 7. How do we move ahead <ul><li>At LA we have developed an affordable three step process aimed at getting our clients the information they need to move their dream forward </li></ul>
  8. 8. Step one Inventory needs and desires <ul><li>An initial in home consultation to discuss the dreams, needs and concerns that will shape the remodeling project. </li></ul><ul><li>It will also include </li></ul><ul><li>An onsite walk through of the space to be remodeled. </li></ul><ul><li>Sketches, Creative ideas, and potential solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback, based on our professional experience, on the feasibility, construction issues and potential costs of the project. </li></ul><ul><li>Information outlining typical remodeling costs and return on investment from industry experts. </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting and scheduling worksheet. </li></ul><ul><li>A questionnaire to help explore and record issues that are important to remodeling the home and how you wish to live. </li></ul><ul><li>An outline of the of our process for helping you go from idea to reality </li></ul><ul><li>Construction, Banking and Real Estate references. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Step two Explore Possibility and Price <ul><li>Review site restrictions related to the remodeling project </li></ul><ul><li>Measure existing rooms effected by the project to prepare a computer drafted plan </li></ul><ul><li>Review the completed questionnaire and collected imagery </li></ul><ul><li>Photograph the home for use in developing the designs and to ensure a cohesive relationship between old and new construction. </li></ul><ul><li>Create conceptual design sketches and plan(s) that explore the feasibility and potential of the project. </li></ul><ul><li>Meet and review the initial design sketches and plans to discuss the projects potential. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a brief written description of the materials and quality levels expected for preliminary pricing </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptive notes added to the preferred conceptual design reflecting the clients comments and concerns. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide the conceptual design package to a qualified contractor for ball park pricing </li></ul>
  10. 10. Step three Evaluate and Implement <ul><li>We will help review the budget pricing and offer interpretation, comments and suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Implement. equipped with information a vision and a realistic cost estimate a path can be chosen that best suits your needs. The options include: </li></ul><ul><li>Remodel: LA will provide a proposal for completing the design process and assisting with the realization of the dream. </li></ul><ul><li>Phased: Move the dream forward in manageable steps equipped with an overall vision to guide the process </li></ul><ul><li>Relocate: We will refer realtors who can help begin the journey to finding the home that suits the dream. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Costs <ul><li>Step One </li></ul><ul><li>Initial in-home design consultation $200 </li></ul><ul><li>(cost credited when steps 2 and 3 completed) </li></ul><ul><li>Steps Two and Three </li></ul><ul><li>1 room remodel (i.e. kitchen or home exterior) $1,995 </li></ul><ul><li>2 room remodel (Kitchen and family room) $2,495 </li></ul><ul><li>Whole house Remodel Quote </li></ul>
  12. 12. The benefits <ul><li>By working together to provide clear information we can help get you moving ahead with your lives again which is priceless </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture a la carte provides a low cost insurance against potentially big mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture a la carte can show potential in a home being considered for purchase </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture a la carte can be used as a tool to show a potential buyer what could be done with your existing home. </li></ul><ul><li>once you feel your questions and concerns have been addressed things move forward </li></ul><ul><li>Whether you remodel or relocate we believe your happiness is the most valuable outcome. </li></ul><ul><li>We hope to earn your trust as a valuable resource and gain your referral in the future </li></ul>
  13. 13. Case Study 1 <ul><li>South Minneapolis residence </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture a la carte service only </li></ul><ul><li>Contractor built off sketches </li></ul>before
  14. 14. After <ul><li>Winner 2005 Local and National ROMA Award </li></ul>
  15. 15. Case Study 2 After Before <ul><li>Improve curb appeal </li></ul><ul><li>Decaying exterior </li></ul><ul><li>High maintenance materials </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture a la carte service only </li></ul><ul><li>Owner built off sketch </li></ul>
  16. 16. Case Study 3 <ul><li>Find space to create Master Bathroom and new powder room </li></ul><ul><li>Two bathrooms were combined along with closet to create a elegant bath and a small powder room </li></ul><ul><li>Proceeded with partial drawing set sufficient to get a building permit </li></ul>Before After
  17. 17. By the way a good reason Why you should hire an architect!
  18. 18. For more information on getting your dream moving contact Lundin Architects LLC Rick Lundin (612) 616-7015 THANK YOU