How to Design Your Remodel: Step by Step with an Architect
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How to Design Your Remodel: Step by Step with an Architect

Discover your talent and design your own dream home.
2.5 (1 rating)
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26 students enrolled
Created by Sam Hunt
Last updated 1/2020
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 17 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Determine what you don't like about each space in your residence.
  • List possible solutions for each space.
  • Learn about costs and budget for your remodel.
  • Learn basics of good residential design.
Requirements
  • Own a space you would like to remodel or have a space you can access for reference.
Description

Walk through the design process to start creating your own remodel plan. Find your creativity and design talent.


In this course we will analyze design basics, cover the necessary research in order to make informed decisions, and discuss the challenging parts of construction. You will learn to evaluate your space and get direct feedback from not only a licensed architect but other students going through the same process.

Who this course is for:
  • Homeowners who would like to renovate or remodel their home.
  • Investors wanting to flip real estate.
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 53:50
+ Let’s Begin
4 lectures 11:11

Let's take a quick dive into the reasons you may have for your remodel. Take note of some of the common problems that residences have when it comes to space and function. Think about your home and what my be a problem for you.

Preview 04:42

A quick exercise to get you started. Sketch your floor plan from memory the best you can. Try to be fluid, not precise. This process will help outline what you may know about your space and where some obvious deficiencies are.


We will take this floor plan sketch to make notes about each room in the coming lectures so make sure you have enough room to work with.

Preview 04:00

A mental exercise and a practice exercise. This two step activity will help you connect on a deeper level about how you currently live in the space you want to remodel. Take not of your routines, what is important for you in a home, what lacks and what feels right.

Walk Through
01:07
+ Design Development
7 lectures 17:16

On your floor plan, with some of the common problems you are now familiar with, note what you want to take place in your remodel. This is a birds eye view of the project which we will narrow down real soon. You may find that the ideas you have at first change through the course. If so, you know you are doing something right. We rarely, if ever, get the best design solutions right from the start.


Label each room in your floor plan with one of the general design solution types listed in the attached resource.

Data and Analysis
01:08

Take advantage of the investment to create a return that you are happy with. We want to create enough value in the remodel that you do not regret the actions to take during the process of construction. At least, you will have some data to help you make those decisions.

Areas with Best ROI
02:54
Kitchens
02:30
Bathrooms
01:54
Public Spaces
05:29
Private spaces
01:47
Indoor/Outdoor
01:34
+ The Details
7 lectures 15:10
Value of Quality
01:23
Materials
04:29
Fixtures
01:13
Interior Design and Decoration
04:18
Unique and Custom Pieces
00:53

Check out this inspiring example of what you can accomplish with Built-Ins:


Architect: Vector Architects, Gong Dong/Chen Liu

Project: Renovation of Captain's House, Fuzhou, China


Alternate Example:


Interior Designer: HAO Design

Project: Innocence of Zen, Gaoxiong, Taiwan


A description and many photos can be found on Archdaily.com

Built-ins
00:51
Street Appeal
02:03
+ The Business of Renovation
3 lectures 04:36
Budget
01:35
Schedule
02:01
Skills Required
01:00
+ Improve Livability
5 lectures 05:37

You have come so far and done a lot of work to get to this point. Done right, the process takes a lot of time, it may involve many iterations of ideas. Test out your assumptions, your root problems, and all the design directions you want to explore.


Look at all you have in your hands, all the questions and ideas. You have done a lot of design work and it hasn't taken any special talent. It is a process you can repeat.

Pull It Together
02:16

For a taste in the sustainable/green movement in architecture I have prepared a brief introduction and resource in the some of the possible tactics and techniques you can use to improve your life, health, and connection with your environment. Also, it can save you a lot on utility bills.  Check out the attached resource and I hope to discuss these items further.

Passive Strategies
00:39

I couldn't let you leave without some more thoughts on the construction process. Here are some considerations and ideas to help you manage the work ahead.

Other Considerations
01:21
Thank You
00:59
Bonus
00:22