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Master Planning Your Property

Posted by in Architecture | April 15, 2015
Master Planning Your Property

Site master planning is strategic planning, planning for present needs with an eye toward expansion and the future. 

The First Phase of this Master Plan is probably the least expensive of all the phases shown in this conceptual plan. The reason is that the structure is already there in your garage!

While you’re enjoying the newly created space, you may find a need for your automobiles and/or workshop. Thus, Phase II might be the addition of a new, not 2-car, but 3-car garage to add that extra bonus that newer homes are offering.

Phase III has been indicated as an addition at the rear of the existing residence creating possibly a new Master Bedroom Suite (shown) or additional Bedrooms, or even a “Granny Pad” for those special relatives.

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Popular Rooms to Remodel

Posted by in Lifestyle | March 15, 2015
Popular Rooms to Remodel

 
You’ve just unlocked the equity in your home with a new home equity line of credit and you’re looking at the possibility of remodeling a few rooms or converting the garage space. You’ve even spent the last few months sifting through resources like Houzz, Pintrest, and numerous design magazines in hopes of finding that perfect design idea that compliments the style of your home while still meeting your basic needs. You’re feeling a bit overwhelmed and the task is starting to become a bit time consuming, but you’re determined to stay sane, organized, practical, and patient as you look for ways to transform your home. Sound familiar?

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Why An Accessory Dwelling Unit?

Posted by in Lifestyle | February 15, 2015
Why An Accessory Dwelling Unit?

 
Accessory dwelling units (ADUs), also commonly referred to as secondary units, in-law suites, granny flats, cottages, guesthouses, and garage apartments, are just a few of the many terms associated with an accessory to a primary residence. ADUs can be anything from a suite above a detached garage, a suite above or below the main residence, or simply a suite attached or detached to or from a main dwelling. In general, they usually have their own entrance, living space, kitchen, and bathroom. Sometimes even a garage or carport may be included. Regardless of their physical structure, size, or layout, the ADU has become a valuable resource for homeowners alike.

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Pismo Beach Home Remodel

Posted by in Projects | January 15, 2015
Pismo Beach Home Remodel

 
gfh Architecture updates its “Remodels & Additions” project category with a residential remodel located in Pismo Beach. Click to view image gallery.

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Accessory Dwelling & Garage

Posted by in Projects | November 15, 2014
Accessory Dwelling & Garage

 
gfh Architecture updates its “Accessory Dwelling Units” project portfolio category with a completed custom accessory dwelling unit located in Santa Cruz, California. View image gallery now.

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Accessory Dwelling & Carport

Posted by in Projects | October 15, 2014
Accessory Dwelling & Carport

 
gfh Architecture updates its “Accessory Dwelling Units” project portfolio category with a custom accessory dwelling unit located in Atascadero, California.

This spacious accessory dwelling unit features numerous amenities in addition to its full kitchen, living room, dining room, den, laundry room, bedroom and bathroom. Complete with covered entry, ramp, multiple patios, & carport.

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