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Would you like to see what your renovation is going to look like before you build ? Make changes in the design stage instead of the build stage ? Jerry Vander Wal Design does concept drawings and renderings before the plans are drawn up. This rendering (above)is of a remake of a waterfront cottage that was being opened up so the view could be enjoyed from the kitchen as well. For more detail on this project check out the gallery page 

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Shows the updating of a  60's bylevel into this more current design with an attached garage, a master suite above ,a box bay window , and an extended and open plan kitchen/living room.

This shows  a second story ( 2 ideas) with an updated hardi plank exterior with  the new master suite and office upstairs 

Showing an update of a unique home with new exterior, car port to garage conversion with a roof top patio, a new rental suite downstairs, and an open plan kitchen . 

This is a new medical office featuring wainscotting, crown moldings, wood floors and an inviting reception area. The layout included  6 treatment rooms, a staff kitchen and bathroom  

This little cottage got a rear addition , but because of set backs we could  extend the front only 4 feet. The roof extended further.  Note the before and after pictures. 

A new covered deck was designed for this 1930's house nicely tying in with the roof .and providing shade on this extra livingspace  on summer evenings . 

The client wanted to use Ikea cabinets  but charge the  layout and added an eating bar for 3 . The home was a 1960's open beam design 

This is a lakeside cottage to which we designed a breezeway and a garage/boat storage space. The cedar shingles were restored and some landscaping finished the plan 


A simple boxy house got new siding and trim with a new front addition (bedroom), a single garage,  and a covered  extended front entry hall. 

This shows a proposed floor plan for a manufactured  home - 3 bedrooms, laundry, mechanical room plus bathroom with a cheater door . 

This 600 sq ft rear addition  to a standard stucco 70's house features a gable roof tied into the cottage style roof,a deck, a lower level extended garage and a walkway to the basement entry. The sloped lot was held back with retaining walls 

To this  1980s brick and stucco "tudor style"  house a 2 story addition was added  ( a rental suite ). The original house is untouched . The client decided on siding to save money. 

This see through design is  a lower floor suite allowing  the upstairs owner access to the garage and furnace room (w/laundry). The a one bedroom suite remains  separate and private . Bearing walls are left intact keeping the costs low.

The customer wanted to change the exterior with  a little trim and paint.  These are some low budgetoptions . The house was box like with a awkward looking garage.

The kitchen and dining rooms and living rooms  were combined to create an open plan The tray ceilings hid the new beam that replaced a bearing wall. Note the new kitchen layout and French doors. The island has a place for 2 but they wanted to keep a dining table for family dinners. 

The challenge is to create a custom space from an uninteresting condo. Note the built-ins,  a nice electric fireplace and ceiling "beams" with crown moldings. Also the large mirror add light and depth. You don't always need to  move walls to renovate..