Good Questions: First Steps for this Loft Before & After?

Good Questions: First Steps for this Loft Before & After?

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Janel Laban
Dec 9, 2008
BEFORE - The "After" is Below the Jump
Scott has a great project plan and a good question: I'm a first time buyer in the Seattle area and I'm looking to make some changes to my place. As you can see from my mock up pictures I've got a nice loft-ish area that I'd like to turn into a bedroom but its going to require some serious modifications. I've budgeted out some money and I've got some ideas but the thing I'm still missing is a clue where to start the process...
(Note: Include a pic of your problem and your question gets posted first. Email questions and pics with QUESTIONS in subject line to: sf(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com)
AFTER

Who do I talk to first? Will I need an architect? How to I figure out what's a reasonable budget? Do I need a permit?

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated (if you're in the Seattle area specific recommendations would be wonderful also).

Those in the know, please share your wisdom with Scott in the comments below...

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