In the course of a REVIEW House Consultation, I will review house plans for your renovation, extension or new build project, in the course of which we can explore:
- What you really want from your new or extended home.
- What is currently proposed, including what does and does not work for you.
- Whether the rooms are organised so as to best capture the sun.
- How the spaces work, both individually and as a whole: how they might be improved.
- How rooms might be laid out and used.
- Whether there is adequate storage, how better storage might be incorporated.
- Whether the kitchen is correctly located and laid out.
- Finishes and materials – how to choose what best suits the design and your needs.
The REVIEW Home Package includes:
- Personal consultation (2 hours is fine for a modest extension, a new house may need 2.5 hours).
- Scaled, freehand sketches overlaid on the existing drawings showing alternative layouts, either to individual rooms or parts of the house, as relevant.
- Advice about how to expedite the proposed changes.
- Advice on any implications for planning or other regulations.
REVIEW clients say…
“Eva, when you arrived this morning for our consultation, I thought my architect had given me a plan for an extension with which I was reasonably happy…one I could live with. I thought that you would just give me a few ideas on how to better live within a set of architectural constraints. Two hours later the constraints were gone! You worked and reworked my needs and, presto, a radically different plan appeared! This one is not one I can live with; it’s one I LOVE!
A major extension means a major investment, regardless of how much builders say their costs are coming down. To spend that money and get only a part of what you hope for is a bad investment. Paying you to sort out what I really need and how to get it was the smartest investment I ever made. Not only do your changes make sense right now for our family of six, but they will work just as well or even better as our kids grow.
I can’t thank you enough! But we will open a bottle of bubbly some time next year when the last builder departs!!!”