Mr & Mrs Omara were recommended by a local builder who we have been so blessed to be working with. I was introduced by the builder as my clients required much needed space for their growing children, but also much needed reconfiguring of the internal layout of the existing California Bungalow and to allow for a better entry through to the backyard.
The design needed to incorporate a better layout, allowing for a nice larger opening kitchen, dining and living with a new large deck area. They also needed more bedrooms and so the design was to incorporate a first floor addition for the children’s bedroom, but also a new master bedroom suite with a nice balcony to their lovely backyard.
We started in the sketch design stage like we do for the majority of our projects, as they needed to know costs before going ahead with approvals and the build.
We worked with our client and first measured up the existing dwelling then prepared the developed schematic design floor plans to work out space and compliance with the CDC rules before going ahead with 3D views.
We worked through a few options to explore all opportunities with the proposed floor plans, it was really great to work through and explore options. What I love about this stage is it’s really the best time to explore all possibles! I really enjoyed this!
As the existing home is a California Bungalow, so it was an important requirement of the client that the design of the additions and more specifically the first floor addition tie into the existing look of the home.
We worked through the sketch design and presented the design package to the builder. After the builder provided his costing, there was some tweaking on selections but overall we were close to the client budget and my clients were happy to proceed with the approval stage.