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the clarity and confidence you need to update your MCM home with style, on your own terms!
* because planning your remodel doesn't need to be scary!
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Let's get started on making your dated Mid-Century house into the Modern home of your dreams!
Planning a mid-century remodel is so much fun. I’m so GLAD you're here thinking about taking on a creative update for your home!
But it is also overwhelming.
Have you ever :
Talked to a contractor and felt mystified by their terminology and frustrated by the costs and unknowns of considering a whole-house remodel.
Tried to do some online research and gotten completely overwhelmed by the quantity of ideas on Instagram, Pinterest, HGTV and the entire internet. So much advice ... and so little of it aimed at Mid-Century Modern (MCM) homes!
Gone to a home improvement store and gotten lost in an aisle of products that all seem pretty much the same ... and not right for your home.
I know where you're coming from!!
I'm updating my own first home - a 1952 ranch in Madison, WI and ...
I'm a residential architect who's helped dozens of homeowners just like you navigate their remodels
Together, we will cut through the noise and figure out the best plan for your home.
How will that happen?
The Mid-Century Solutions Package
"I want a Plan for remodeling success"
If you're yearning to update your mid-century home but not sure where to start ... this one is for you.
We'll work together to take a holistic view of your home - addressing style and substance - to make sure that you get the layout improvements you need, the style upgrade you want and still work in the maintenance overhaul you know you need.
With a good masterplan in place you can decide the best order to plan your remodel and make sure that your investments in the foundations also win you style points.
Della listened, understood our goals and provided multiple options that accomplished our goals- allowing us a clear vision for what was possible.
We want to honor the MCM ranch style principles, but add the efficiencies and incorporate lifestyle changes that have happened since 1958. Her design ideas and work does just that.
Drew and Jen
1959 Ranch, Madison WI
See examples of the Masterplan package
Here's how the Masterplan package works:
We'll study your life and your house ...
Together we'll take stock of your situation and assess your design needs by learning what you really want from your home, the details of the house you have and what Mid-Century style means to YOU
... to establish our scope of design
we'll choose the 4-6 major areas of the house that need our design focus .
These might include:
- Modernizing the Kitchen,
- Tuning up the Front Entry,
- Finishing or improving a basement,
- Opening up the living area,
- Slipping in a Master Suite,
Then comes the masterplan Draft Process
We'll prepare a detailed deisgn package for your remodel including:
- Custom Pin boards to collect shared ideas
- A Review of any relevant building code constraints
- Detailed design approaches for the key areas with:
- annotated floor plan drawings
- perspective sketches,
- written design notes to help keep your ideas fresh
- For key areas like kitchens or small additions we will produce 2-3 layout variations
- A Style Guide to help align your home with its MCM roots including material palettes and fill-in-the-blank worksheets to help you organize your remodel plans and design detail examples to help you flesh out a fully developed project
- A Scope of Work document to use in your communications with contractors as you get started on your whole house remodel ... or kick off Phase 1
We'll Set up a meeting to workshop and develop the Master Plan
Finally we go through the design together - item by item determining your favorite elements of our vision and tweaking our design. Then prepare set of Final Schematic Drawings
With the master plan in hand, you'l be ready to start talking to contractors OR to circle back for greater design detail in certain areas.
OK, but what does it cost?
you can Invest in your Masterplan for just $6000
"What an exceptional experience we had working with Della!
Her insight, ideas & design skills came together beautifully to help create a guide for remodeling our mid century home. She asked questions, listened intently, was patient, and helped us see our house from an exciting new perspective, bringing form and function together, envisioning a renewed space, and creating an adventurous road map to update our home.
Thank you so much!"
Matt and Kelly
1959 Ranch, Madison WI
If you're thinking ...
" I'm not planning to remodel until next year so I'm not ready to start planning "
Planning takes time and good planning takes more time than you think! If you hope to update your home next year, now is the perfect time to start setting up your masterplan.
(If you want to remodel right away ... apply this very minute!)
" I have a really tight budget, I don't think I can aford to hire a designer "
Design is how you make the most of a small budget - Rather than patching over layout problems with expensive finishes, we'll help you think outside the box to plan a tailor made remodel that does Exactly what you need it to and make every dollar count!
" I can probably do all this myself, though "
Sure you can. But coordinating a remodel is a time consuming, stressful and nearly never-ending job that goes SO MUCH bETTER with experience. why take on that struggle when the Mid mod Midwest team is standing by ready to give you a short cut!
Still have questions?
Once we have all your design needs and house details squared away the team will prepare your masterplan in 3-5 weeks.
We typically are booked out around two months into the future. (We'll let you know how far out the team is currently booked when we have our intro zoom call.) Apply to schedule yours right now - and that timing will determine when the Masterplan will be ready.
If you are feeling SUPER ready to go, don't despair. You won't be sitting around waiting in the interim. We begin collaborating on your design needs through Pinterest boards, workbooks and data gathering just as soon as you sign your contract!
Architects get paid for their services in a lot of different ways. Some charge by the hour, others ask a percentage of the construction budget. Some break down the project into phases and have a different plan for each part.
We want to make sure that regular home owners like you feel comfortable asking for some design help with out feeling like they're writing a blank check. That's why we charge a flat fee for the Mid-Century Master Plan Package. This lets you know that our design advice has nothing to do with taking cut of the added size or scale and that we'll be designing with your needs and budget at the the front of our mind.
Yes! We break the masterplan package into three payments. Make your first payment of $1000 when you accept your proposal and sign your design agreements. Then the rest of the fee is due in two parts at our Design Kickoff and Design Workshop meetings!
Schedule a 60 Minute consult call if you need help gaming out the design for a smaller area. We can help you plan a front door update, manage an interior upgrade or visualize what new windows might look like on your home, then consult with you as needed to carry forward with your project!
If your project is bigger than a breadbox (design consultation call) but smaller than a Master Plan, apply anyway and let us know. We can apply the Master Plan process to see how our fee can be adjusted to reflect the scope of your design needs!
We'll prepare a big document including floor plans, perspective sketches, sample images and text recommendations to set you up for remodeling success! Check out a few examples from our recent projects below!
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