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CAD renderings add an extra touch to design/build work

Posted 26 April 2017 by Team Hudson

Are you sure you put the microwave in the right place? Is there enough space around the island? Might those pendant lights get in the way of the cabinet doors?

Looking at a flat blueprint, the answers to these questions are sometimes hard for clients to imagine.

That’s why Hudson Remodeling uses the latest computer technology to help clients visualize the changes to their homes.

Susan SilvaSusan Silva, who designs and manages design/build projects at Hudson Remodeling, creates computer-aided design (CAD) drawings for many kitchen jobs — and a lot of the bathrooms, too — that Hudson works on.

It’s a worthwhile service, Silva says, because it helps clients imagine the changes that will be made to their spaces. In addition to blueprints of plans, the Whatcom County remodeler’s clients can get a virtual walkthrough of their new room and thus are better able to contribute to the remodeling process and make design decisions on the fly when needed.

When clients hire Hudson Remodeling, they get much more than a simple project manager. They get an entire team dedicated to making sure their remodel project goes as smoothly as possible — and that they are equipped to make design choices as the project proceeds.

Because Silva works alongside Hudson’s lead carpenters to provide estimates, create remodeling plans, research supplies and order materials, she knows what each project will look like and how it will proceed. And because she’s able to put that information into a CAD rendering and walk through it with clients, they know, too, just how their home will look.

For example, look at these renderings from a recent kitchen remodel in Bellingham. The work required reconfiguring some cabinets in a kitchen the clients had enjoyed for many years. Because they had the CAD renderings, it was easy for them to look beyond the kitchen they were familiar with and imagine the kitchen of their dreams.

If you’ve been considering a remodeling project for your Whatcom County home, give the team at Hudson Remodeling a call. In addition to kitchens and baths, Hudson Remodeling handles master suites, exterior projects and even whole-house remodeling.



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Project: Whatcom County bathroom remodeled with aging in place

Posted 19 July 2013 by Team Hudson

Not every homeowner wants or needs to tackle an extensive bathroom remodel.  Sometimes great results come from simply updating and modernizing an existing space, without moving doors, walls and windows.

This Everson bathroom remodel project is a perfect example of how Hudson Remodeling worked with homeowners to greatly improve an existing bathroom by providing them with a fresh, new living space that will be functional for years to come.

Before and after

Take a look at this “before” photo. Note the tired shower enclosure with narrow opening, vanity storage issues, linoleum flooring, dated lighting, and wood-framed mirror.

In this “after” image you’ll see that a new vanity with granite counter top was added along with a frame-less, recessed medicine cabinet and updated lighting. The bones of the room (walls) stayed in exactly the same place but all elements within the room were remodeled.

Providing solutions

While the new vanity was the same size as the old one, it was custom built with extra drawers to handle storage issues.   Extra towel bars, robe hooks and an additional custom cabinet unit were also installed around the bathroom for storage purposes.

The old shower unit was completely gutted and replaced with custom tile and a frame-less glass door.  The homeowners love how the glass doors make the entire room look much larger – we are particularly proud of the precision tile work Hudson crews did on this job!

Planning for the future

A few aging in place features were included in this bathroom remodel project.  Grab bars and a built-in seat were strategically placed in the shower; a low threshold entry was designed into the unit.

Toggle light switches and lever-style faucet handles are subtle changes that will make life easier in years to come.

Want to learn more about remodeling with aging in place in mind? Contact Charlie Hudson today or check out these articles:

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