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When a Remodel Makes Sense: Optimizing Your Current Space

With little inventory on the market, you might be wondering if remodeling your existing home can work as an alternative to buying something new. That might especially resonate if you love your current home’s location and neighborhood.

If that’s the case, we can assist you with reviewing the opportunities that exist to optimize the space you’re currently living in. A number of our clients have had great success with creating the home that meets their needs and dreams while staying exactly where they are! You don’t necessarily need to expand to get greater comfort and functionality. After all, remodeling allows you to reallocate the space you already live in to make your home more functional while creating the visual space and design that you’re looking for. This video showcases how we helped an Annapolis-area family renovate their existing home to match their lifestyle and space requirements.

You might be surprised to discover how much potential is right within your grasp. Call or email us today for a free consultation!

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443-837-3131

Lights, Camera, Action!

daveIf you haven’t had a chance to meet our president, Dave Lunden, then you might enjoy taking a minute (well, a minute and 22 seconds!) to catch him in this recent video.  We’ve noticed that visitors to our website are enjoying the video content posted there, so we decided to get in on the action and add some of our own — discussion on our process, choosing selections, creating your design and our overall business philosophy and approach.  Check out this installment http://vimeopro.com/timberlakehomes/timberlake-design-and-build/video/93797356

Meet the Architect: Jayson Thoemke, AIA LEED AP

ThBlueprintsey say that God is in the details.  In the process of home design, it’s the architect who does the detailing. Check out this video outlining the architectural process by Jayson Thoemke, AIA of Thoemke Architecture:

Schematic Phase:  Based on your likes/dislikes, here’s where the overall concept for your new home is determined.

Design/Development Phase: Now we flesh out the details – the interior, floor plans, elevations and how the whole project will go together.

Documents Phase: Your chance to finalize things.  Documents are created which will be used for the permitting process and by your builder to bid on your project.

Construction Phase:  FINALLY!!!  We’re at that exciting moment when the building of your home commences.

Post-Construction Phase:  Review and final inspection prior to the completion of the project to ensure it meets your standards.

This list makes renovating or building a new home look like an easy process, doesn’t it?  You know better – and so does Timberlake Design/Build!  While it is a complicated process, we work alongside your architect doing what we can to smooth it out into manageable steps.  We believe that an informed client is our best client so we’ll guide you the entire way and in the end, you’ll love your new home!

 

Meet the Architect: Marta Hansen, AIA LEED AP

“People come to me at the best time of their lives,” says Marta Hansen an award-winning architect that Timberlake Design Build (TDB) has had the pleasure of working with.  Hansen Architects specializes in waterfront, green and historic architecture.“The process starts with you – understanding your dreams, needs, likes and lifestyle,” says Dave Lunden of TDB.

“When the foundation of work starts with thoughtful design and creative problem-solving, the end result is a home that exceeds our client’s expectations,” continued Lunden.  Watch this video for an idea of how Hansen Architects helps their clients visualize design options while maximizing their building site’s potential and respecting the budget.The Creative Process  Starts with a Visual Concept

 
The Creative Process Starts with a Visual Concept

Design Trend: The Coming-Of-Age of the Bathroom

We’ve been preaching this for some time, yet three quarters of our customers don’t put bathtubs in their master bathrooms. If resale is important to you, at least one bathtub, located in a secondary/hall location, is usually sufficient.

This recent Houzz posting has some great information about what bathroom features are popular — and the differences by age group.  What do you think?  Does your age reflect what the study found?

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