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Cost vs. Value Report 2013

There are a lot of factors that influence a future remodeling project but resale value seems to be at the top of a lot of clients' minds at the outset whether they are looking to live in the home for another 10 years or if they are interested in selling in 5 years. Whatever the reason for the project this is a question that we are often asked and this link is a fantastic resource.  Remodeling Magazine: Cost vs....

Another RDM stair!

This is a little project that we've just completed the drawings for.  The clients contacted several architects and were told that their project was too small and they were not interested. We are willing to look at any size project because we've found that small projects like this can be interesting and fun. This was no exception. Oddly the existing house didn't have an interior connection between the first and second floor other than a very utilitarian concrete stair in the...

Houzz 2012

RDM Architecture Receives Houzz’s 2012 ‘Best Of Remodeling’ Award Survey of More than 1.2 Million Members Reveals Most Popular Design Kansas City, Mo. -- April 2012 – RDM Architecture of Kansas City, Missouri, has been awarded “Best Of Remodeling” 2012 by Houzz, a leading online platform for residential remodeling and design. The firm, founded in 1979 with a niche in residential new construction and renovation, was selected by members of the Houzz community. RDM Architecture’s work won in the design category, for a design...

Thinking of Remodeling?

Think JOY in Addition to Cost / Value   A few before/after RDM remodel pictures: Olsen Basement, Sexton Stair/Living Room. October 2011Rick McDermott Remodeling magazine has released their 2010-2011 analysis of estimated costs recouped for a variety of home projects - everything from a family room addition to a new master suite. It's an interesting look at both mid-range and upscale projects, and compares our region (West North Central) to the national average. (You can take a look here.) What the...

Master Plan Enhances Outdoor Living

  February 1, 2012 by Kurt Kraisinger, RLA, LEED AP Principal, Lorax Design Group www.loraxdesigngroup.com Are you dreaming of a patio, pergola structure or new swimming pool in your backyard? Or maybe you’re thinking about an outdoor kitchen, a stone fireplace, a water feature or a landscape full of four-season color? For those homeowners who don’t want to go down the path of a “do-it-yourself” job, you may need the assistance of an architect or a landscape architect (who often work in collaboration with one...

New Project Introduction

Another RDM project starts construction! Welcome to the 1232 Residence! We are removing an existing screen porch and expanding the family room and adding a fireplace and a screen porch. We are also remodeling the kitchen and making some changes to an upstairs exercise room.  The rear of the house is oriented around a very large brick paver patio that Rick designed for them back in the 80's. Our addition plays off the series of brick planters and uses that...