How to Design Your Remodel: Step by Step with an Architect
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- 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.
- Own a space you would like to remodel or have a space you can access for reference.
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.
- Homeowners who would like to renovate or remodel their home.
- Investors wanting to flip real estate.
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.
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.
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.
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
Interior Designer: HAO Design
Project: Innocence of Zen, Gaoxiong, Taiwan
A description and many photos can be found on Archdaily.com
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.
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.