What is a Lofter?

This is a difficult question to answer, because lofts usually have unique architectural elements which need to be preserved, different criteria exist than with other remodeling projects. There is no rule of thumb for establishing a loft budget.

As with any project, the budget is totally driven by the owner's choices."Lofter" is a term coined by us to give a distinct identity to those people who have made the reuse of our old buildings into their place of residence/business in the urban setting.

1. How does a loft project differ from a residential project?
In a normal residential project the design is usually driven by the neighborhood. In a loft project there are no design rules that we have to conform to, thus allowing the owner/s to design to the limits of their imagination and their allocated budget.

2. Where do I find a loft in Atlanta?
If looking to buy, we have worked with several agents over the last few years who specialize in the loft market. The Loft Developers we've worked with are: Skelton Development, Miller Gallman and DUX Development Companies.

3. Do I need to hire an architect?
It really depends on the scope of work you are going to undertake. For the most part "Lofters" already have a general idea of what they want for their space. We have done projects "on the fly" by drawing pictures on the wall with the owner then building it....we like to call this "Evolutionary Remodeling". There are other projects that do require an architect and sometimes a structural engineer.

4. How did MRemodeling get started in the loft market?
Through the years of being in business and building relationships in the Real Estate community, MRemodeling's first loft conversion came as a referral from a Real Estate agent who was assisting the buyer in the purchase of a then rental unit which he designed & developed for the owner.

5. How do loft budgets compare to other remodeling project?
This is a difficult question to answer, because lofts usually have unique architectural elements which need to be preserved, different criteria exist than with other remodeling projects. There is no rule of thumb for establishing a loft budget. As with any project, the budget is totally driven by the owner's choices.

6. What does a good general contractor do? What are they responsible for?
A good General Contractor manages and oversees the project, scheduling appropriate subcontractors, administering funds, he will make for certain project and all workers are properly insured. He will always listen and understand the wishes of his client, makes himself available to them, looks out for the interest of the client and will always do more than he is contracted for.

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