This introductory course explores current information on the challenges and pitfalls of residential remodeling.
What you can learn.
- Understand remodeling cost and financing
- Learn about architectural planning and design
- Assess household safety considerations
- Understand electrical, plumbing, heating, and cooling systems
- Evaluate potential resale value
About this course:This introductory course explores current information on the challenges and pitfalls of residential remodeling. Remodeling is presented as a series of steps covering potential resale value; remodeling cost and financing; architectural planning and design; household safety considerations; geologic, site, and structural engineering; resistance to earthquake damage; home mechanical systems (electrical, plumbing, heating, and cooling); building department procedures and limitations; and residential construction. Illustrated lectures and a field trip are conducted by design professionals and craftspeople who specialize in remodeling. Participants also review the redistribution of existing space and the quest for new space to satisfy ever-changing modern lifestyle needs. Kitchens, family rooms, baths, and master suites receive special attention.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
This course is equivalent to Cal Poly Pomona INA 538.