We like to say that our clients are our inspiration and their homes are our teachers.
This is particularly true of two of Arciform’s current clients, Hoa and Nikhil. This family is funny, smart, and have just that little bit of an edge about them that make them really enjoyable to work for. They are in the midst of creating a master suite addition on their Beaumont home.
We asked them to share their insights about family life, giving back to the community, and how to successfully navigate the home renovation process as a couple. Here’s what they had to say:
1. How did you meet?
We met while both living in San Francisco through a mutual friend.
2. What advice do you have for couples who considering a home renovation?
The best piece of advice we can give to other couples is to try and think ahead for big events such having children. Really think about the layout and specifications and what you will need before deciding to settle in on your longterm home. We’ve lived in a few different homes together and each time we’ve been at a different stage in our lives. Before having kids, had someone told us to go spend a weekend with someone who already has kids in their home, we probably would have thought it was a crazy idea but looking back, it makes sense. You’ll really see what life with kids is like and how the space you are in can make your life easier or more difficult on a day to day basis.
Here’s a look at their project in process…
3. Tell us about your renovation with Arciform. What challenges were you hoping to address? And how do you feel it went (or how is it going, since we aren’t done yet!) ?
When we decided we needed to do a house renovation, our biggest challenge was finding a company to help us think up ideas and execute them. We had some general ideas but nothing specific and needed someone to do the thinking for us. We wanted our home to be a place where we want to be and something that would work for our active family and lifestyle.
As a family, we spend the most time together in our kitchen but since our house is an older home, we really wanted to create an open concept so we could all be in the kitchen without feeling like we are on top of each other. Additionally, our days are so chaotic and having our own master suite that we can escape to at the end of the day was also important (hence our decision to build an addition).
So far, our renovation is going great! We couldn’t be happier. Having two young kids, we expected the worst. But, it hasn’t been bad at all. Arciform has been able to help us in all aspects.
4. Tell us about some of the causes you are most passionate about- where do you like to contribute your time, resources and talent?
We think it is so important to love where you live including the neighborhood and community. We’re really lucky that we feel this way about our house and community which includes our local schools and small businesses. As owners of Mosaic Property Management, which we started two years ago, and parents of two young children there is not much free time but we try to be as involved as we can by volunteering in our schools and know that our contribution is making a positive impact in our community. We also make it a point to support our local small businesses. As small business owners we truly understand the importance and the impact that this has on our community.
We’re so delighted to be working with the Thayers. We hope you find them inspiring as well!