Architect Serving Cambridge, Winchester, Melrose and Surrounding Areas

Add the following description on the page: "Typical interior renovations today involve creating a more open plan, enlarging the kitchen, creating a multi-use family area, making a master bedroom suite, and finding space for more storage, an additional bath, another bedroom, or a home office. Achieving all this while preserving the home’s aesthetic character is a unique challenge.

Even a modest renovation will require hundreds of decisions by the homeowners. An organized and timely way of getting those decisions made during the design phase will make the construction phase more efficient and less stressful. At Downer / Associates one of our key tasks is to prioritize issues and to help our clients understand their options and what the trade-offs will be. To better inform the decisions, we recommend involving a general contractor in the design phase, either as a consultant or as part of a design-build team, in order to get accurate pricing and review construction phase issues. Our most successful projects are those that had a close collaboration between the homeowners, contractor, and architect.

Client comments:

"I want you to know how much I have appreciated not only your skill and imagination as an architect, but your awareness of how much guidance we needed. We are delighted with finished product. We are especially appreciative of the time and care you took in helping us through the process."

- Elliott T.