The eyes have it!

When I go to look at a home to renovate so it will be without limits, there is a process and a viewpoint I take. This process and perspective makes it logical and easy for me and for most people who want beauty and function as the intended outcome.

Since I am also a developer, I think of how easy will this home be to sell when we are finished with the renovation, and will the work done exceed the expectations of future buyers.

As Frank Lloyd Wright was so famous for saying, “form follows function”… I’m not sure he always followed his words. However, that simple phrase is the core of a Home Without Limits.

We first look at the neighborhood and then the curb appeal of the home on the street. Second, how does the home sit on the site, and what is the relationship of the entrance to the house to the garage, parking area, the sidewalk and the mailbox? Most of the time there need to be some changes so that it does not look contrived.

Once inside the house, the first thing we look at is space and flow. How does the front entrance relate and flow into the kitchen and the living/family rooms? Is there a powder room, and how does it work for guests? How wide are the doorways? How large are the bathrooms, bedrooms and closets? Are there intimate spaces that will cause someone to love living in the home? What is the relationship physically and visually from the inside to the outside of the home?

What kind of outdoor experience can be created, and what are the approximate cost implications of creating it inside the context of a “Home Without Limits?”

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