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What Can I Expect From the Design Plan Process?

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When you’re planning to remodel or add an addition to a house, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Questions about budget, time, or even possibility can keep some people from moving forward. At Irvine Construction, we break down the process of designing a remodel or addition as seamless as possible. Here’s what you can expect from the design plan process: The first steps involve a consultation over the phone with one of our specialists to talk over your desires for your remodel. Giving us a few ideas to work with will help us prepare for a face-to-face meeting, as well as…

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A Gaithersburg, Maryland Home Renovation and Addition

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Improving the Historical Modifications of a Home Historically Accurate Improvements in Gaithersburg, Maryland Sometimes, a client will approach us with a desire to fix or modify previous work completed on their home.  This Gaithersburg, Maryland home was an example.  The addition and renovations that had been done on the home was not in harmony with the 1800’s character of the home and the client desired a remedy. A design / build second floor addition and extensive interior renovations to the circa 1800 home in the historic preservation district began. Work included removal of previous historically incorrect additions and modifications that…

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3 Home Improvement & Remodeling Ideas That Increase Your Historic Home’s Value

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When it comes to remodeling any home there are a plethora of considerations that need to be evaluated carefully, but for the most part they all boil down to your return on investment. Whether you are considering purchasing an older or historic home that needs some renovations, selling your home, or simply improving your quality of life, each consideration has built in costs and rewards. Often times, things we may perceive as non-tangibles, such as more natural light inside the home, translate very tangibly when it comes to resale value. Having been in the design build industry in Maryland for…

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Partial Second Floor Addition

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Cramped for space, need to expand, or improving your existing floor plan? One solution would be to add a partial second floor addition. This type of renovation can be done by building over a garage, family room, sun room, or raising the roof, converting an attic and / or adding dormers of several types. Often this method also includes reconfiguring some portion of the existing floor plan to improve the overall use of space and traffic pattern. As we proceed through the design phase of the process, the task is to design the second floor extension to be in harmony…

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