December 18, 2018

Home Design and Remodeling For the Future

Home Design Remodeling for your new family

Our lives are always changing and our homes needs to be able to adapt with those changes. A home remodel should stand the test of time. We don’t always know what life will bring us but good design can incorporate any changes that may come your way, planned or unplanned. McManus Kitchen and Bath has been applying the principles of universal design to our projects for more than a decade. 


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The Importance of Home Design Whether you Remodel or Build New

When looking for a home that you can grow into you have the choice of buying a home that suits your needs exactly, building a new home to your suit your needs or remodeling a home. 

Regardless of which strategy your pick home design will play an important role. You want a home that is designed for your needs today and your future needs, whether you plan to have a family or invite your mother to live with you or run a home based business. 

You also want to make sure a home can accommodate any unplanned events like a injury that puts you on crutches or in a wheelchair for a period of time. 


Universal Design

This approach to home design is called Universal Design. Universal design is the practice of designing a home so that works for people of all ages and abilities. The principles of universal design are well know and established but unfortunately many builders and remodeling do not put them into practice. 

McManus Kitchen and Bath incorporates universal design principles into every project we do. 


Remodeling with McManus Kitchen and Bath 

Not every contractor is right for every project. For example, we specialize in kitchen and bath remodels for homeowners who want to invest invest in their home. If you are looking for a quick fix or makeover we may not be the best choice.

With us, every project starts with a home visit and showroom visit so we can create a detailed scope of work and Good Better Best budget. Once the budget is approved we typically schedule 3 to 5 design meetings before we are ready to order materials and set a firm start date.

We call our process ‘Liveable Remodeling’. What that means is utilizing best practices to ensure a smoothly run project that results in final product you love and a process that minimizes the disruption to your family’s lifestyle. 


Want to Learn More?

The first step is to schedule a 15 minute call to discuss your project. If we both agree we are a good choice for your project we will schedule a home visit followed by a showroom visit so we can create your detailed scope of work and Good Better Best estimate.