Here at Grande, we specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling. We’ll help you choose materials and styles that will breathe new life into your home’s most often-used spaces. We start by listening to your needs and then creating a design for your space with beauty that will last the test of time. Once you approve every detail and are ready to move forward, we start production, and that’s when the real magic begins.
We’re equipped to handle remodeling projects within the same footprint to more complex renovations involving structural and mechanical modifications. Our creative design anchored by attention to little details transforms an average bathroom into an extraordinary space for you to wind down and relax. We can design a beautiful bathroom or kitchen that will add style and functionality to any home.
City Requirements or Restrictions
The first critical step is to inquire at the local building department about any setback requirements. Many cities have building codes that include front yard, side yard, and rear yard setbacks. Additionally, building height limitations, floor area ratio, lot coverage ratio, and occupancy and usage classifications may impose some additional restrictions on the new structure. Sometimes, a vital part of your plan may not be in compliance with the building code, in which case a variance is the only option. Obtaining a variance from the building department is a long and costly procedure and should only be considered as a last resort.
Materials for the Addition
The appropriate selection and application of building materials is essential to the quality and appearance of the new addition. The objective is to integrate the new structure with the existing design, using materials that are stylish, durable, and low-maintenance in a cost-effective way. You may want to make use of energy-efficient design practices that can reduce the structure’s energy consumption. Investing in new, energy methods such as radiant heating might be worth considering as well. Also, be aware that the requirements for the capacity of a septic system are often based on the size of the floor area or the number of bedrooms. An increase in living space may result in modifications to the existing system, requiring some additional site work and excavation.
There are many interior design decisions that can greatly enhance the ambiance of your new space. Choosing between things such as cathedral or vaulted ceilings, tiling or oak flooring, crown moldings and interior trim, wains-coating or wall paneling, electrical and lighting design, along with the selection of appliances and fixtures are all things to consider. However, you’ll undoubtedly discover many more during the course of the construction process. This is why it’s important to be prepared ahead of time with a particular design, theme, and necessary materials in order for the construction to progress in a timely manner.
Permits are needed to allow any major work to be performed. If you are planning on building a structure or adding on to the one you already own, you will need permits that show you are allowed to continue on with the work.
Permits are normally obtained through your county and can be received for many home projects without a contracting license. You will need permits to install a pool, a fence, or even a screened in porch or shed. You will be asked to give a set a blueprints or a design showing the work you are planning on completing and a detailed time frame for delivery.
A Construction Manager can either work for an organization or be an individual consultant that plans, directs and coordinates all facets of a project. They’re responsible for communicating with all parties involved, possess a myriad of talents including being very organized and detail oriented, and they are creative and able to efficiently multitask. The following is a list of some of the more important tasks they perform.
* Apply for and secure all permits and licenses
* Procure materials
* Interview and hire subcontractors
* Create and monitor project schedule
* Direct site meetings
* Interpret blue prints
* Secure outstanding information
* Maintain project budget
* They are generally hired by you and will act as your representative. This means that you will have a knowledgeable ally looking out for your best interest.