Course DescriptionThis 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.
Course OutlineThis introductory course explores current information on the challenges and pitfalls of residential remodeling.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required