Full Circle Design/Build

October, 2017 In 2007, Martin and Beth Puryear requested a 2-story addition to their home. The goal of the project was to add an office and music room to the main floor with guest suite above. Through the course of design, it was imperative that the addition become a seamless extension of the structure while improving the home’s functionality. As a result, the addition became their favorite rooms. Emma Puryear was 10 years old when…

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Personalizing Your Home

May, 2017 When it comes to updating your home, there are two ways to approach the design: either prep your home for sale, or customize it to fit your needs. Customers like Curtis and Steven Johnson-Meyers tend to want to create personalized spaces, so we ask permission to get to know them on a deeper level to ensure the long-term enjoyment of their home. The master bathroom tends to be the most private room of…

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Springboard for Design Careers

Local design firms differ a lot in their mission, processes, core competency and employee development. As an innovator and industry leader in the Design/Build Remodeling industry, Tenhulzen trains design staff in a proven process-driven system. This training has developed the tools necessary for some of our design staff to start their own respected design companies, including: Autumn Donavan Lynn Dillon Ellie Baker Don Larkin Terence Tung   Tenhulzen Residential is recipient of numerous local and national…

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Perspective On Design

This L-shaped room addition was deisgned to include a mud room and sunspace with retracting doors to a covered outdoor grill. More complicated and detailed improvements like kitchens and specialty rooms are more difficult to visualize.  That’s where perspective renderings like this wireframe help a great deal. Very few people can view and really understand a 2-dimensional set of plans. 3D design software helps our customers and carpenters alike. In 2012, we selected Chief Architect…

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Intimate Design

Mixing it up:

Most meetings are held in our conference room.

Meeting at the designer’s desk allows for on-the-fly changes with Chief Architect design software. Floor plans are easily converted to 3-dimensional perspectives to help visualize position and scale.

Our magnetic whiteboard has a projector for an enhanced experience of our interactive design process.

Architectural Plans receiving Edits

To Permit or Not To Permit

That is the question we are receiving on a more regular basis than ever before. Why is that? It seems the word has gotten around that the permitting process is increasingly difficult. The combination of stricter guidelines and budget cuts have extended the review process up to 2x in some jurisdictions. Building permits exist in the interest of public safety for enforcement of the building code. TR always recommends getting the appropriate permits for compliance…

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