Architectural artifacts can be a valuable asset when you move from the old to the new, said Michael Fuchs, an architect and owner of Fuchs Architects.
If you are considering adding a new exterior, you should first think about the architectural artifacts that make up the building, he said.
If they are not the best fit, you will need to consider whether you want to spend more money on the new roof or replace them with a new floor plan.
In a recent renovation, the roof of the building was replaced with a much taller and wider structure.
This meant a total renovation cost of $2.5 million.
For some architects, the value of an architectural artifact is not just in the price, but in how it can be used to make other architectural changes.
“The more the better,” Fuchs said.
“You need to think about whether you can actually change things for the better.”
To make the most of an architect’s ability to use an architectural asset, it is also important to know how the building is going to look when it is completed, Fuchs added.
You may have heard of the classic architectural design of a house as an interlocking set of columns, he explained.
“But what if you take that and combine it with a roof, a chimney and a roof deck?”
Fuchs believes that a house with a similar roof will look a lot better than one with a different roof.
If a roof is replaced with something other than an old roof, the original roof will be lost and the new house will look like a new house, he noted.
So, while the building may look different when the new one is completed with an old one, it will look the same as when it was completed with a newer roof.
To make sure that your new roof works well, you can consider installing it in the center of the new floor, he added.
For example, the old floor plan may have been too small for the new area of the house.
If that is the case, you need to install a new, larger floor plan and the roof will still fit.
Fuchs recommends that you consider replacing the old roof as well, and that you make sure to put in a new ceiling, a new window, a door, and a new staircase, he suggested.
If your new ceiling does not match the old, you might want to replace it, too, he advised.
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