Rockaway Township shares its name with the neighboring Rockaway River and the borough. Are you a homeowner in the Rockaway Township with your home in some need of a makeover?
Maybe you’re looking at creating some additional space for the guests or wanting to eliminate the traditional design from when the house was built? Is your mind searching for creative answers to these questions?
You need a reliable residential architect who’ll swish his magic wand and come up with plans to refreshen the look of your home. That’s how we at Aric Gitomer Architect could be of use to you. With years of experience in various platforms concerning architecture, we excel in residential design.
You might be thinking in terms of addition, alteration, or renovation, and you’re not wrong. Whichever part of the house requires a change, these choices seem to be the best way to go.
But, there’s a difference in these choices. Now, how do you, a person not belonging to the construction industry differentiate between these?
Once you hire an architect, he must shoulder the entire responsibility of the project. Even if it means explaining layman terms to you.
We work according to the regulations set forth by the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code: Rehabilitation that defines the mentioned methods as follows:
“Addition” means an increase in the footprint of a building or an increase in the average height of the highest roof surface or even the number of stories in a structure. However, you must consider the local zoning ordinances to factor in the lot size, setbacks, the height of the building, and lot coverage.
“Alteration” means the rearrangement of any space by the construction of walls or partitions or by a change in ceiling height, the addition or elimination of any openings (door or window), the extension or rearrangement of any system, the installation of any additional equipment or fixtures and any work which reduces the load-bearing capacity or which imposes additional loads on a primary structural component.
“Renovation” is the removal and replacement or covering of existing interior or exterior finish, trim, doors, windows, or other surfaces with new materials that serve the same purpose and don’t change the configuration of the space. Renovation shall include the replacement of equipment or fixtures.
“Repair” means the restoration to a sound condition of materials, systems, and/or components that are worn, deteriorated, or broken using materials or components identical to or closely similar to the existing.
How and How Much?
If renovation or addition is on your mind, then get accustomed to feeling displaced in your home. Constant noise, discomfort, wires, and so much more. These are just a few parameters that renovation brings along with itself.
If you’re lucky enough, the renovation may be for your garage or deck and your house could still function as your sanctuary. How much time it’ll take for the renovation to work out depends on the efficiency of your architect and the contractor.
Enter teamwork. You, the architect, and the general contractor need to work simultaneously and communicate openly to make this renovation a success. Ask yourself whether you’re ready to compromise on the comfort of your soft sheets and heat?
If the architect you hire is as good as the website states, then you’re in luck. The architect will set his requirements in terms of time, finance, and people, and work accordingly to deliver an excellent outcome.
Now, isn’t that what prospective clients look out for? Convenience and reliability.
Choosing the right architect can be quite daunting but the process becomes easier if there is transparency involved. Architects who are true to their profession will never hide behind the curtains and always be upfront about their projects, past or present.
And that’s what we at Aric Gitomer Architect value the most. Being transparent and communicative towards our clients is something that makes us proud of the work we do. There’s no hassle and a smooth process for you.
Contact us and we can find out if we’re a perfect match and whether we should swipe right on each other for a working relationship.