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Custom Home Remodels in Long Beach

A custom home remodel is something we get excited about at M. Grisafe Architects. Custom home remodels always provide unique challenges, as you are taking an existing space and turning it into something else—something more suited to the needs of your family, or something more beautiful and inspiring.

Customers choose to remodel for a variety of reasons. For some, it is because of sentimental reasons—they have a home that’s been in the family for many years, or it’s the home in which they raised their children, and they can’t imagine selling it. For others, they love their particular location or the neighborhood in Long Beach and don’t want to have to sacrifice that in order to have their dream home. Whatever the case, customers who choose to remodel, rather than move or build from the ground up, can still have a home that fulfills all their needs and wants.

As with any architecture project we take on, we start the process by listening to our clients in order to understand what results they hope to achieve by remodeling their home. Do they want more space? Do they want to make the space they have more useful? Does their home have problem areas that need to be fixed? Some customers come to us knowing exactly what they want in a home remodel or room addition, but others are unclear about what makes the most sense for their particular home and lifestyle. Our years of experience as architects in Long Beach have taught us the right questions to ask our customers in order to determine what will give them the outcome they desire.

Good architectural design is seamless, and good design is especially evident in remodeling projects. The finished addition or room remodel designed by an experienced, talented architect will look like it has always been a part of the home and the home will have a good “flow.” In good design, there is a reason behind every decision that is made, however small, so the overall design makes sense and feels cohesive with the entire house. In contrast, bad architectural design tends to stick out like a sore thumb, and results in a home with awkward spaces that are obvious add-ons. When choosing a Long Beach architect for your home remodel, make sure you select one with experience and a good reputation for well-thought-out design.

We know that having your home remodeled can be a major disruption to your life. That’s why we do our best to keep your project moving forward. We do this by maintaining a good relationship with the City of Long Beach, which means the architecture plans we submit are approved in a timely manner. We also work with contractors and sub-contractors who are respected and reliable, making sure your remodel is completed on time and within budget.

Finally, our Long Beach architecture firm also has extensive experience in interior design. When you dedicate the time and money toward a home remodel or room addition, you want the end result to look finished. We can design a plan for your remodeled space, or your entire house, that meets the needs of your lifestyle and gives you the aesthetic you are looking for; we can even help you select furniture and paint colors.

If you have been thinking about making some changes to your home, and need a Long Beach architect that is experienced in home remodels, contact us today. We’d love to collaborate with you to turn your current home into your dream home!

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