Home Renovation Versus Selling

Many of you have found your way to this page after an unfruitful East Bay house hunt. Real estate prices are high and options are limited. The good news is that by undertaking a house remodeling project, you can stay in the home that you love, while creating the home that you’ve dreamt of.

A complete house renovation that is well-designed and executed allows you to keep the home you have, while creating a unique and inspired space that is tailored to the lifestyle that you and your family live. This may include remodeling multiple rooms, bumping out your kitchen, or adding an addition.

Completed neutral living room in Bay Area home remodeling project
3D rendering of home renovation

MSK’s Home Remodeling Considerations and Tips

Once you’ve committed to a whole house renovation, there are a lot of factors to consider to ensure that the final result is exactly what you envisioned.

There are a lot of options when it comes to home remodeling services. When making a hiring decision, here are a couple tips beyond the usual due diligence of calling references and checking licenses:

Make sure your home remodeling designer can bring your style to life. Does every complete home remodel they’ve done look the same?  They shouldn’t!  Your home and your style are unique, so your whole home remodel shouldn’t look like everyone else’s. Seeing a range of designs in their portfolio shows they can listen to their clients and adapt their designs, whether you’re looking for a trendy modern home renovation or something more traditional.

Your team must have the ability to tie the style and integrity of all the rooms together and create a seamless and integrated flow throughout the house. In our whole home renovations, what gets added and changed is just as important as what doesn’t. Your remodel designer needs to have a vision of how to integrate the old with the new, so that you can feel the harmony in your new space.

Remodeling Your Home with MSK Design Build

Starting with your initial meeting in our design office, we will take the lead in making your house remodeling project a reality. We’ll identify what we need to get started. First off, many of our clients are renovating old houses and don’t have the as-builts that are necessary to kick-off the remodel. If that’s the case for you, you’re not on your own. We will send a draftsman to measure your home and create the as-built plans. It’s as simple as that. No delays or hassles.

You’ll find that we work in the same manner throughout your home remodeling project. If engineering and architecture skills are needed, we only work with the best in the business and will take the lead on coordinating and scheduling every home visit.

We partner with you as we work through the myriad design and product selections that go into your home remodel project. Your plans will be presented to you as elevations, perspectives, and renderings. Our interactive software helps you to keep track of your selections and allows you to monitor your construction schedule and track your expenses in real-time. You’ll know right from the start of construction how much your whole house renovation will cost and you can track it each step of the way.

Co-construct project coordinating and planning software
Bay Area home remodeling project finished kitchen with island and seating for 4

All At Once? Or In Phases? You Choose.

Some of our clients move out of their home, which allows us to remodel from start to finish. Others choose to live at home during construction, which means a phased process is necessary. You can choose what works best for you and your family. Our team has experience in working closely with families to minimize disruption and keep the workplace clean and safe at all times.

MSK Design Build has renovated homes of all ages and styles in the East Bay, from adding two-story additions to older homes, to updating Eichler and mid-century modern homes, as well as custom homes. We are ready to tackle any design build remodel project in Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Danville, Alamo and the surrounding area. We look forward to hearing from you!

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They holistically cared for the house; it was a wonderful experience!

Robyn Canevascini, Clayton, CA