Residential Matters

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Residential Matters

Residential Matters: What To Expect From Your First Meeting With JP Architects, Ltd.

Realize the Possibilities. Design Your Reality. Influence Your Life & Community. Are you a homeowner who’s looking to add an addition to your home, undertake a new construction or renovate your entire property? You’ve come to the right place. The first step in your process is obviously realizing you’re in need of more space, modernizing or simply just a brand new home that fits your needs now and in the future. However, while researching, you come to find out there’s way more to this whole home construction thing than what’s
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Experienced Palos Heights Architect, JP Architect’s Ltd., Shares the Best Methods to Afford A Remodel, Renovation or Addition

So last month, we discussed the top 5 reasons why it is important to begin planning your addition or renovation during the winter. BUT… how are you supposed to afford such things? Good thing you asked because we have the answer. The options may actually surprise you and help you realize your dream home or project IS financially achievable.   So let’s split this into two categories: Current homeowners and those looking to buy their first home.   FIRST…How can a current homeowner afford a renovation or addition?   SAVE,
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Why Plan The Addition To Your Home During the Winter Months?

What is one of the most common reasons our residential clients give for enlisting our architecture services? “We’ve run out of space, but we don’t want to leave the home & neighborhood we know and love.” (Please see our previous blog that dives deeper into the topic of staying in your neighborhood!) Well, JP Architects, Ltd. has your solution. Renovating or building up / onto your home with an addition gives you your dream home and the necessary space to accommodate your future needs. If this is something your thinking
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A Case Study of A New Construction Project – From Conception to Design to Completion

After 3 full years, JP Architects, Ltd. has designed and completed hundreds of projects all over Chicago’s South and North Suburbs; including, Burbank, Oak Lawn, Palos Heights, Mt. Greenwood and Arlington Heights, to name a few. We wanted to take this opportunity to highlight one of our first, but favorite new construction / new build projects from conception through completion.   Remember back to one of our first blogs where we talked about JP Architects, Ltd. first love – residential architecture. This home in Arlington Heights is a direct example
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How Architectural Design Can Make Your Addition Appear As If It Has Always Been Part of Your Home!

When adding addition to your home, you’re making the decision to stay in the neighborhood and house you love for the foreseeable future! That’s great, but don’t you want this investment in your home to appear as tasteful, modern and aesthetic?   Well through some very simple and affordable design features, JP Architects Ltd. will be able to blend the addition with your home – making it appear as if it has always been there.   Our designs account for the brick to siding transition that we so often see
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Sell Your House & Move? Or Update & Stay in the Home You Love?

The natural movement through home ownership is most likely something that at some point we all face. It goes a little something like this:   Buy your first home with your wife / life partner /significant other (YAY!) Grow your family Run out of space Just when you really start to fall in love with your home and neighborhood, you realize that you are running out of space and your home is no longer something you can ‘grow into!’   Now, there are two routes you can take. You can
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Why the Architectural Design Process is so Important to Your New Construction or Remodel / Renovation

The first answer to this is plain and simple: architects will make sure your design ideas are physically possible and compliant with your town building codes. That’s good, right? But wait…. There’s more!   By enlisting the services of a skilled-architecture firm, like JP Architects Ltd., you will be provided with designs that show you all options. This goes for both business and personal projects. We find that many times our clients have a picture in their mind of what they would like, which is great as it gives us
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JP Architects, Ltd. Shares Exactly What You Need to Get Started on Your Residential / Home Remodel / Renovation

When it comes to remodeling or renovating your home, there are many documents and steps you need to take before you get started. In this blog, I will highlight what these are and also talk about how an Architect can handle many of these tasks – ultimately relieving you of the stress of the situation.   So first things first, you need to decide what budget you’re willing to set forth for a home renovation or remodel. Do you want to re-do your whole kitchen, add an addition or just
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JP Architects, Ltd. – Changing How People Feel about Remodeling and Renovating

JP Architects, Ltd. intends to change the mindset that undertaking a remodel is overwhelming and unwelcomed. We understand that people have reservations about tearing their house apart; however, we want you to know this situation is not as scary as it seems, even with all the stories you may have heard. When working with JP Architects Ltd. on a remodel, you won’t feel like this:     I know what you’re thinking – all home improvement shows make a renovation look painless. I wish there was someone like them in