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Tips on what to require in your General Contractor's Agreement
Tips on what to require in your General Contractor's Agreement. These guidelines are intended to assist you but not replace advice from your attorney.
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When to remodel or tear down?
The criteria for remodeling are not complicated. If MOST of the house is perfectly wonderful; remodel. If the house has architectural merit; remodel. If the house enjoys setbacks or heights that are not achievable today; remodel. The converse is equally true; if one or all of these things do not exist you should consider the cost difference between remodel vs new construction.
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Drought tolerant yards...exciting and not scary
Bonnie and I have been growing a variety of cactus and succulents at our Newport Beach home for over 40 years and trust me, they propagate so easily you'll be sharing plants with friends in no time. While decades ago our interest seemed odd the beauty of these drought tolerant species is now being fully appreciated by many. They have made appearances in many of our public parks and have been finding their way into neighbor's landscapes too.
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Hiring an Architectural Firm with Professional Liability Insurance
There are many things that distinguish Brion Jeannette Architecture from most of our competitors – our creative designs; a staff of caring, committed design professionals and architects; well versed in approval processes for cities, HOA’s across Southern California, as well as the California Coastal Commission; AND we carry Design Professional Liability insurance. Surprisingly, this is the exception rather than the rule among the custom residential architects in Orange County.
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