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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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4 Affordable Home Renovations That Make a Big Statement

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Not all home improvement projects need to involve large-scale changes or lots of money. There are many smaller, less expensive things that can be done to keep your home feeling fresh without breaking the bank. Even a few small changes can give you – and your home – the boost that you need. Fresh Paint A new color and/or some freshly painted walls can quickly transform any room. If you’re craving a big change, choose a bright, bold color to add some new life. Or, give your current color a fresh coat and choose some new decor to add to…

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Deck Upgrades in 2017

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Come spring, everyone wants a backyard deck to extend living space outdoors. Once you have the structure built, there are plenty of ways to customize it to fit your needs and design aesthetics. Here are 10 ideas to make your deck more beautiful and functional this year. Give your wood a quick makeover with new stain. Before you add anything to your deck, you must first create a solid foundation. Even well-planned cosmetic changes can’t hide a deck in disrepair or dirty, grimy boards. Set time each year to clean and re-stain your deck flooring to ensure it stands up…

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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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Historic Home Purchase Evaluation

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Should you be considering the purchase of a historic home and need a professional assessment of the overall condition of the property and the approximate cost of both the necessary and “wish list” items for renovations, we offer a valuable service to assist buyers. The service consists of: Schedule a site visit to one or more potential properties that are being considered for purchase. Perform an overview inspection of the general health of the structure and indicate any major problems or areas that would require repair. Discuss what areas you would like to change or renovate. Discuss possible additions to…

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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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