Plan Design Phase

Paul loves the plan design process. The client comes to him for one home design and he tends to draw up two or three different designs for the client to choose from. Or they can choose a mixture of all the designs to make one perfect home plan. The design process will be a process that goes back and forth between Paul and the client until the client has the perfect plan they are looking for. In the plan design stage, the elevations are kept in mind.

We will also keep in mind the surrounding environment, such as the slope of the lot, trees, views and access to the lot. We will gather information from the client on how the inner working of the family flows, do we need a mother-in-law, does the Master need to be separated from the other bedrooms because there are teenagers, or close to the Master because of infants or small children. All these factors need to be put in the design.

Elevation design Phase

Next is the elevation design process (exterior look of the home). Here is a similar process as the plan design process, where Paul may come up with a few different front elevations to choose from, or a mixture of them all. Once we have the front elevation complete the left, right and rear elevation will be completed.

Framing design Phase

Finally, is the framing design process, which to some clients is the least exciting part, but very significant. There are framing practice that should not be overlooked. Framing can be expensive if not used effectively. Paul will look at framing practice such as the type of joists, joist spans, whether beams are flush or dropped, do they impede into the garage door, etc. Working closely with the structural engineer can also benefit in the design

In some situation, the site design will be the most important part of the overall design. There are some lots that are small, irregular shaped or on a slope. We need to address issues, such as the building envelope or critical areas. No matter the challenge RR Design has resources and associates that will address all aspects of design to obtain a permit to build in your jurisdiction.


Residential Remodels

At RR Design, we provide complete Residential Remodels Plans from initial concept through complete drawings. We work directly with you or your builder to modify the current home to create a design that adds value, creative use of space and curb appeal.

Remodeling an existing home can be a very exciting project, particularly when you love the site or other features of the home and just need to modify some of the features to fit your personal style. All of the same elements used in creating Custom Home Plans are used in designing our Remodel Home Plans.

Focus is given not only to curb appeal of our designs but also extensive structural detail. The plans integrate specific requirements of the builder or homeowner with our application of practical, functional use of materials and our excellent design.

We seamlessly integrate the remodeled portion of the home with the existing structure. We typically take pictures of the home and physically measure the entire house to ensure the accuracy of the new design.

First, Determine Your Property Lines

Locate your property lines and develop a plot plan which would include your home, landscaping and the location of the utilities. This is important information because local codes have restrictions with regard to how close you can build to your neighbor.

Second, Develop a Design that Complements Your Current Floor Plan

Look at the structure and the floor plan of your home. With the help of a residential designer or architect, develop a plan to provide the most attractive, useful and economical addition to your home. Don’t just think about how you will live in your addition, also consider how it architecturally effects the look of your home from the outside.

Third, Create the Plans

The last step before work begins is to have detailed descriptions of the materials and the scope of the work to be done. If you don’t tire of decision making, make a list of all the materials, and then include your first, second, and third choices. You might find that your preferences are too expensive, but that second on your list is unacceptable. So figure out what you can’t live without, where you can compromise, and where you can go dirt cheap.

Home Addition Cost

Homeowners always want to know what home additions cost and how to reduce the final price tag without sacrificing anything they can’t live without. This is a very normal reaction, especially given the size and scope of an adding an addition to your home. The truth of the matter is that unless money is no object, you will likely end up making some cuts to get what you want, so enter this process with that in mind.