Design Process for Remodel/Addition Projects

Sometimes your dream home is the home you already have, with some beautiful changes.

Partial and whole-house remodels are an exciting challenge for us – we love helping clients identify what works in their existing home and what they’d like to change or add. We have experience with all sorts of remodels, from historical remodels involving complete gutting and internal re-working, to modern updates from the 1990's blahs. Popular smaller projects are kitchen remodels, master bath remodels, media room remodels, and master suite remodels.

Our process involves initially meeting at your home to physically assess each room, measure and analyze traffic flow, usage, style and function for each space before commencing design work. During this exploratory phase we also assist clients who would like to define their personal style for the first time and need help identifying what they truly desire. Conversely we also work wonderfully with engineers and those who know exactly what they want, down to scaled detailed sketches.

From there the design process flows the same as for new constructions - 4 Phases of Design.

Our final plan set of plans may include the following:

  • Detailed site plan
  • Demolition plan showing change to existing structure
  • Scaled floor plans including the new door and window schedule for each desired floor level
  • Door and window details
  • New scaled interior elevations and/or exterior elevations if any exterior change is made
  • Ceiling plans
  • Cross section showing wall assembly and roof plan
  • Electrical/lighting plan
  • Detailed framing plan (client retains engineer to provide, we can incorporate if desired)
  • General construction notes


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                  Lynn Kiser
                  Relationship: Client
                  Project Date: Dec 2017

                  Direct Home Design did an excellent job on our house plans! We had an idea of how to work with an existing older home on our property, but Wendy helped us visualize those ideas on paper. With my husba... Read More

                  Relationship: Client
                  Project Date: Oct 2017

                  I give Wendy and the Direct Home Design Team the highest recommendation for custom home plan design. The can-do attitude, professionalism, the personal communication, the attention to detail, the abi... Read More

                  Joseph Shurance
                  Relationship: Client
                  Project Date: Nov 2016

                  I am writing to recommend the services of the Direct Home Design and Wendy Bohannon. Currently we live in California and are planning to move to Texas soon. I have been using her for a significant re... Read More

                  PBD Custom Homes
                  Relationship: Colleague
                  Project Date: Mar 2017

                  Wendy is my plan designer of choice. As a general contractor specializing in building one of a kind custom homes it is important to align myself with a professional that is willing to pursue the possi... Read More

                  Judy Northup
                  Relationship: Client
                  Project Date: Sep 2016

                  I really enjoyed designing my family home "rebuild" with Direct Home Design and Wendy. The experience was very satisfying and exciting at the same time. Wendy did an excellent job of capturing my vi... Read More

                  Relationship: Client
                  Project Date: Dec 2016

                  Working with Wendy and the Direct Home Design team was an excellent experience. I chose Wendy because I liked the idea of working with another woman who would be willing to listen and incorporate ALL ... Read More

                  Dana Roberson
                  Relationship: Client
                  Project Date: Aug 2015

                  We had the pleasure of working with Wendy during our custom home design process. Her company was very responsive to all my desires and changes. Wendy went above and beyond when it came to trying to ... Read More

                  Miche Traina
                  Relationship: Client
                  Project Date: Apr 2016

                  Working with Wendy was GREAT! she had wonderful ideas and was very helpful in the planning process. Using her and her team gave me the confidence to tackle this big remodel! I highly recommend her and... Read More

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