ADDITIONS & RENOVATIONS
Our goal is to give you more than what you were expecting. Are you looking for aesthetic changes, functional changes, or both? We offer options that give you the most usable space in your desired square foot budget. When you partner with SHD, you get years worth of structural experience. Once preliminary plans are complete, we immediately check the structural parameters to ensure they are structurally sound. There is no reason that a plan cannot be beautiful and unique while keeping its structural integrity!
It is important that we visit your site to help determine the proper orientation for laying out the additions and/or renovations. This ensures we understand what our clients desired outcome is and any issues they are trying to solve, as well as address any current structural issues that may need to be considered for a successful renovation. More than anything we want to maximize your functionality and comfort while giving you a beautiful layout that suits your needs.
We will also include you in detail-oriented discussions on window types, roof options, ceiling heights, exterior finishes, type of construction etc... Details in the finishing touches give your house the unique features that will make your home special!
Experienced in all of the local Tampa Bay municipalities, we are consistently up to date with the latest codes.
Services available for New Tampa Bay Home Design:
Check Zoning Requirements and Setbacks
Preliminary Plans & Elevations
Plans ready for Permit and Bidding
Five sets of plans included (3 Signed and Sealed by Registered Architect)
Send Plans out to 3 builders (minimum) for pricing
Plans guaranteed to receive a permit!
Review Bids and Contract
Inspections throughout Construction
Inspection of existing home for suggested upgrades
"We are so happy with how Lee designed the roof system to give us height.
We are getting lots of compliments!" DR of Clearwater, FL, 2019
"Lee was very professional and helpful, and I would like to add caring. We hired him after a fire destroyed our home and he could not have been more courteous and sympathetic to our needs. He spent a great deal of time asking us what WE wanted in a new home and helped us create a beautiful design that worked for both my husband and I, creating a better flow and loaded with natural light. We are so happy with our new home!" MC of Palm Harbor FL, 2019
Why have a plan?
"People ask me why my tagline is "You've got to have a plan!". Let's look at what might happen if you don't have a plan. Let's say you decide to build an addition without plans or a permit. You need to hire plumbers, electricians etc.. They hear you don't have a permit so may decide to not have inspections done. Then one day the property appraiser comes out to update the plan of your house and they see this new addition. That gets reported to the building department. The building department visits, gives you a fine, and orders you to get plans after the fact to prove the addition was built to code. Now you've got to hire an architect to draw the plans and figure out how it was built. To find out how it was built, the building department requires cutting out drywall to get a look at the wiring and plumbing, remove the drywall ceiling to see the roof was attached properly etc.... At this point, you have an addition that was not inspected and therefore may not be to code, you've paid a fine for not having plans, and now have to pay for plans- but after the fact which is much more expensive. Compared to all that trouble, the cost of getting a permit is so minimal and the value of knowing it was done to code is so important that I guess its true- You've gotta have a plan!"