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Common Sense Remodeling makes every home remodeling experience easy, predictable, and enjoyable.
We aim to provide the latest, most helpful information to homeowners who are looking to begin their home renovation plans.
Our recent basement remodel includes a finished laundry space, added functional storage, and an amazing hidden specialty space: a secret speakeasy lounge.
ADS Designer Insight
From home decor to overall design features, here are the home design trends our designers are most excited to see this year and beyond.
As Advance Design celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2022, co-owner and founder Christine Jurs reflects on 30 years of Common-Sense Remodeling with optimistic hopes for the coming year.
Is It Really the Same House? A Dreamy First Floor Remodel
By the end of the project, no corner of the first floor was left untouched; it’s now naturally functional and flows seamlessly. The new kitchen is like a breath of fresh air. The spacious island offers plenty of room for entertaining and additional seating. And have we mentioned the incredible bar…?
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Why Is Home Remodeling with Advance Design Studio Unique?
Imagine your home completely reinvented, remarkably remodeled, within your budget, your time frame, without hassle. Sound impossible? Advance Design Studio is dedicated to making your remodeling experience positive and enjoyable, while ensuring your results are undeniably stunning.
If the idea of home remodeling sounds stressful, our “Common Sense Remodeling” process is your solution. Since 1992, Advance Design Studio has transformed homes through our unique step-by-step design-through-construction process that averts delays, avoids costly mistakes, and prevents budget overruns, keeping your project on track and on time.
Our Project Portfolio
At Advance Design, we take on home remodeling projects big and small, all while maintaining our focus of creating exceptional spaces for everyday living. We have completed hundreds of projects over nearly three decades spanning across all areas of residential construction including kitchens, baths, basements, additions, outdoor living, and specialty spaces.
Today’s kitchen is the king of multi-tasking. From creating the perfect cooking oasis or an entertainment gathering place to planning for a school area for kids or a baker’s paradise, design your new kitchen with us and make the most of this centerpiece of your home.
Whether it be a master suite escape, a kid’s bath, or the powder room down the hall, all the baths in your home should be highly functional and also aesthetically pleasing. Work with our experienced team to create the perfect spa-like getaway bath you’ll never want to leave!
Custom design your unique lower-level space to include an enticing game room, an entertaining bar or kitchen, the family home theater, a play area for the kids, an exciting home gym, an elegant wine cellar, perfectly organized storage, or simply a place to hang out and relax! Talk to our team about what your perfect finished basement is all about!
When your existing space is just not enough, talk to us about ways to gain useful square footage to enhance your lifestyle. A master suite, second story addition, or a bump-out off the back. Sometimes more is just better!
Each outdoor living space can be designed and built to fit any house. Architectural design, engineering, finish selections, and fine details are all managed by our team to create the perfect 3-season room, deck, or backyard pergola that meets with your plan.
Sometimes a special space is exactly what is needed to enhance how you live. Talk to us about a functionally beautiful laundry or mud room, custom closet, amazing fireplace wall with built-in wet bar, dog shower — or just about anything you can dream up! Specialty spaces are always in use and can make your home more functional and enjoyable.
Why Advance Design Studio?
You Want a Cohesive Team Working Together for You
We bring together a team of talented experts and home remodeling contractors from all parts of our industry under one roof. A successful home renovation doesn’t happen by accident. It can only happen when the team that is necessary to complete the project is all on the same page with a well thought-out, well-designed, and well-executed plan.
You Want the Best Possible Project Experience
Our rigorous design-through-build process creates clearly defined objectives within a customized, pre-developed project budget. Our flexibility allows for value-engineering and assures your project can be built within predefined parameters that alleviate the common over-budget and surprise pitfalls of traditional remodeling. We call it “Common Sense” Remodeling.
You Deserve Focused Attention from an Experienced Team
No one wants a bad remodeling project experience. Our team utilizes nearly 30 years of renovation experience (and 100’s of years combined experience) to make your home project dream a reality. From start to finish, you’ll receive invaluable input and experience from the same team who is hands-on with your project every day.
Remodeling Can Be Scary
But It Doesn’t Have To Be
Our proven process and people are what makes Common Sense Remodeling work for you.
When it comes to home remodeling, we understand your fears. At Advance Design, a successful home renovation is the result of single-source responsibility. That means we are there throughout every stage of your home makeover to deliver on clear expectations. Our complete in-house team works to produce your project from initial ideas until the final touch is complete, all under one roof. It’s just common sense to us, which is why we call it “Common Sense Remodeling”.
Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your upcoming renovation project or searching for just the right company to partner with, our creative team is here to make your home renovation dreams come to life.
“Advance Design delivered on their ‘Common Sense Remodeling’ promise. From the design team to the execution team – everything was straight forward like I imagined. The project turned out exactly how I envisioned, I enjoyed this process and absolutely would recommend Advance Design Studio to anyone. “
Ben & Laurie Feinzimer
“Advance surpassed our expectations in regards to efficiency, responsiveness, and their desire to support us. Todd and Christine were great to work with. The whole team has continued to exceed and surpass all of our expectations. We have continued to rely on them for some smaller projects since the completion of our home, as well as we continue to refer them to friends. If we build again in the future, we will absolutely use them again.”
Paul & Mindy Hoover
“We would recommend Advance Design Studio to everyone. The people we worked with were great! We would certainly use them for any future remodeling. Thank you for our beautiful bathrooms.”
Monica & Jim Brett
“The people that work for Advance Design became like family. They care so much. It’s not just hiring somebody, some home remodeling contractors, you’re hiring somebody that’s going to uproot for life for a couple of months and then put it back together.”
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