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  • A new YouTube video highlighting our Schematic Design process.Schematic Design, or Preliminary Design, is the first major design step when undertaking a home renovation, addition or new construction project. It's a fun and exciting time of the project and is usually the first time your ideas will be translated into plans, sections, elevations and 3d views

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How to Read Sections

  • Throughout your home renovation project your architect should be able to provide you with 3D floor plans and other 3D images of the design. These are incredibly helpful for all involved, especially at the preliminary design stage. However, to receive permits and to have your project built, you will need a comprehensive set of construction documents.  There is a lot of information that needs to be ...

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  • A teaser for our preliminary design process. Look for more detailed videos coming soon!

Mangan Group Architects
Mangan Group Architects
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  • Throughout your home renovation project your architect should be able to provide you with 3D floor plans and other 3D images of the design. These are incredibly helpful for all involved, especially at the preliminary design stage. However, to receive permits and to have your project built, you will need a comprehensive set of construction documents.  There is a lot of information that needs to be ...

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  • A new master bedroom suite is a common requirement for homeowners looking to build an addition to their homes. We discussed a few general concepts in our previous blog post about the proper size for a master bedroom.We recently visited a completed project with a bedroom like one shown below. This design gave the client a comfortable 15’-6” x 12’ bedroom space with a long, open walk-in closet behin...

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Master Bedroom Ideas

  • How much space do I need for my new master bedroom?This is a common question for homeowners building a new addition. Like everything else, it depends and there are lots of options. You can begin to identify the correct size for your space by considering how you will be using it. Do you have a king bed? Do you want a sitting area in the bedroom? Do you want a walk-in closet? ...

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  • This is part five of a series of posts that will attempt to tell the story of one project from beginning to end, from concept to completion. It is based on a typical home renovation project in Montgomery County Maryland, but many of the issues convey to most jurisdictions throughout the United States.Part 1: InceptionPart 2: An Actionable PlanPart 3: Site AssessmentPart 4: Schematic DesignPart 4B:...

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  • Exposed Joist CeilingA stylish home renovation idea for your new project could be an exposed joist ceiling. We covered this briefly in a previous blog about design changes, but it’s a great topic to discuss further. Leaving the structure exposed is a bold ar...

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  • This is a detour from part four of a series of posts that will attempt to tell the story of one project from beginning to end, from concept to completion. It is based on a typical home renovation project in Montgomery County Maryland, but many of the issues convey to most jurisdictions throughout the United States.Part 1: Home Addition - Where to StartPart 2: Home Addition - Set a BudgetPart 3: Ho...

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  • Home Addition - Zoning Requirements Research

    WHAT IS ZONING?Zoning refers to the set of rules, set by your local jurisdiction, that determine what kind of structure you can build on your property, how big it can be and for what it can be used. Building Code will provide your safe construction requirements, and along with Zoning make up the two most important sets of requirements that will guide your project.Zoning research is one of the firs...

  • Home Addition - One Project Start to Finish - Part 4

    This is part four of a series of posts that will attempt to tell the story of one project from beginning to end, from concept to completion. It is based on a typical home renovation project in Montgomery County Maryland, but many of the issues convey to most jurisdictions throughout the United States.Part 1: InceptionPart 2: An Actionable PlanPart 3: Site AssessmentPart 4 - Schematic DesignSchemat...

  • Home Addition - One Project Start to Finish - Part 3

    This is part three of a series of posts that will attempt to tell the story of one project from beginning to end, from concept to completion. It is based on a typical home renovation project in Montgomery County Maryland, but many of the issues convey to most jurisdictions throughout the United States.Part 1: InceptionPart 2: An Actionable PlanPART 3: PRELIMINARY SITE ASSESSMENT ...

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Mangan Group Architects
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  • This is part two of a series of posts that will attempt to tell a story of a project from beginning to end, from concept to completion. It is based on a typical home renovation project in Montgomery County Maryland, but many of the issues convey to most jurisdictions throughout the United States.TRANSLATE OWNERS' IDEA INTO AN ACTIONABLE PLAN: DEFINITION...

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