Q&A #3: Can I recoup the investment on my renovation project?

Unlike flipping a house, which is evaluated purely by investment and return, renovating a home can not be judged solely by how much the property value increases. For example, in Remodeling Magazine’s “Cost vs. Value Report 2020”, the average ROI on a minor kitchen remodel in Virginia Beach is 58.6% (81.1% for the national average), and on a major kitchen …

Care More

Care More MoversNorfolk, VA Type/ CommercialTime/ 2020Client/Care More MoversStatus/ Under Construction When we design a physical space, it always starts with understanding the business and the brand. Care More Movers provides moving concierge services, a one-stop shopping to take care of customers’ needs in all aspects before, during, and after moving. The retail space wants to present this business model …

Preserving Lines

Preserving LinesNorfolk, VA Type/ Apartment BuildingTime/ 2020Client/ PrivateStatus/ Design Phase It has been quite a challenge to convert a 100-year old building in Ghent Historic District into modern apartments, while keeping the original historic features and complying with today’s code and lifestyle. It involves close collaboration with MEP engineers, Tax Credit consultants, as well as the Client. Sketches Construction coming soon …

Connecting Dots

Our clients from Get Well Soon sent us this piece writing about their business. Thanks for the shout out to our design!  “The duo relied on Norfolk-based architects, GARC Design, to help create all of the interior drawings and renderings of the space. “It was a really fun and easy process,” adds Ahmad. “They were easily able to take our …

Handle 19

Handle 19 Premium SportsbookWashington DC Type/ CommercialTime/ 2020Client/ PrivateStatus/ Under Construction This project will be Handle 19 Premium Sportsbook’s flagship location. The 3-story historic building just a stone’s throw away from the Capital has a lot of potentials as well as challenges. We have been working closely with our client and his team to transfer the building into sportsbook spaces …

Flow into Nature

Flow into NatureVirgina Beach, VA Type/ ResidentialTime/ 2019-20Client/ PrivateStatus/ Under Construction Every renovation project is like a dialogue with the existing building. When the existing building has its own character and features, the dialogue will be more inspiring. The full renovation of this Mid-Century Modern house built in 1951 is one of the most interesting dialogues we had. This house …

H House

H HouseNorfolk, VA Type/ ResidentialTime/ 2020Client/ PrivateStatus/ Bid The renovation design of this Mid-century Modern home in Norfolk is to adapt to the young family’s lifestyle and welcome the new baby girl! The house is in a H shape, one of the typical Mid-century Modern configurations. On one side is the sleeping area and on the other the common area. They …