In addition to custom home and cabin design, we have extensive experience in alterations and additions to existing homes. We respect the existing design of the home and use traditional methods or, where appropriate, contrast the design with innovative, modern materials. With a keen eye for detail, scale and aesthetics as well as a history in the commercial design industry, we are able to deliver fresh, cost-effective ideas to the residential design market. For testimonials or a no charge in home consultation please contact Abode Design Solutions.


  • Distinctive Custom Home Design and Documentation
  • Alterations and Additions to Existing Dwellings
  • Kitchen and Bath Design and Documentation
  • Construction, Bid and Permit Documentation
  • Complete Finish, Appliance, Fixture and Lighting Selection
  • Fully Licensed Contractor
  • Selection or Referral Bid Coordination and Contract Negotiation Contract Administration

Design Approach

Using a three-phase approach, we (1) work with the client to come up with a collaborative design, (2) We develop the design by providing alternatives for the Client’s consideration and approval (3) provide all city and contractor required construction documentation for permit and onstruction. The focus is to convey clear, concise, consistent and complete information that eliminates guess work and reduces costly changes during construction.

Schematic Design – (conceptual phase) During the first phase Abode will consult with the client to gather the requirements of the project and prepare schematic design studies consisting of drawings and other documents illustrating the scale and relationship of the project components to the homeowner. We can also send these drawings out for a statement of probable construction costs.

Design Development (bid documents) The second phase includes further developing the chosen plan to generate specific project specifications, including structural, mechanical and electrical requirements as well as materials and probable construction costs.  

Construction Documents – (final documents) In the final phase Abode will produce final drawings and specifications detailing the requirements for the construction of your project. This will include energy calculations, a bid/construction package and coordination or execution of all other city required documents for permit.

Interior Finish Selection Abode can help turn your house into your home by assisting you with all your interior finish selection needs. Tile, stone, millwork design, flooring, specialty lighting, plumbing fixtures and appliance selections are all delivered in a bid package for you to keep your selections organized and to help your contractor coordinate the installation of those items. These selections can then be added to the drawings as needed for project coordination purposes. Interior elevations and renderings can be created to help you visualize your finished space. 

Construction Administration – (Construction Coordination) Abode can play an important role in providing contractor referrals or selection as well as bid coordination and contract negotiations. Furthermore, our on-site representation, scheduled site visits, weekly contractor meetings, project progress photos, and inspection certificates of work completed prior to each contractor payment will ensure that your project is being built to the appropriate specifications we’ve worked hard to create.

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