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Your service welcome home we're doing calls today one of our callers on shows calls calls calls calls as many calls as we can get in and so I'm gonna stop talking about doing calls in a minute take a call so let's get back to the phones let's talk to the markets Hey Marcus welcome home hello dean and hello can you hear me I can yeah I need to find a good home designer okay I don't know any now any just kidding go ahead what yeah what's up well I have a nineteen sixty three home in the floor plans kind of archaic like there's room to the kind of don't make fans and you know I I watch the shows on TV where they just you know kind of redo the floor plan and make sense of a home that you know doesn't make a lot of sense for for the two thousand yeah I got you I got you yeah and I'd like to find a good designer to help me yeah also the this you run out okay and you know so I mean I have a friend that you some kind of computer program and and him and I guess his wife tried you that I just don't I I I mean I'm an artist my background artist but I don't think I have you I know I don't have the ability to make the big decisions and I've got a large chunk of money on them to put it into the home so absolute I want guidance from professional right so the best thing you can do for your area I don't know where you're at where do you live Santa Clarita Santa Clarita okay so the best thing you can do is get some references get referrals you can check places like Angie's list things like that you can give us a call if if you wanted to get a console from us that's a possibility too but they are designers out and about and around you you should vet them talk to them that you know that a lot of people get drawn in on the whole I got this software thing software is just a tool it's just a tool has to be in the hand of a creative who actually knows what they're talking about no amount of fancy software is actually gonna make the right design decisions about your home so you you are right on the money with your instinct there in fact I see a lot of homeowners get involved in like we got this whole software thing and they spend hours and hours and hours just trying to get it to work and at the end of the day they're still not any closer because the all the new is software advancement I love them because they make my job easier but at the end of the day they're just drafting tools that's all they are they're just drafting tools and the drafts person is a person who can executed design but a draft person isn't someone who necessarily is a designer may not it may or may not be the creative force behind the design a dress person is simply getting it down on paper in the way that it needs to go down so yeah and you know that I mean I preached here every single week week after week year after year design matters most and so I want everybody everybody whether you're just doing a little kitchen thing or your turn attacking your whole house I want you to get your design straightened out first gone are the you'll save money at it yes it it'll save you money in the long absolutely gone are the days where people are like well designers are luxury thing and and if and if I let one of those people one of those people into my home it's like inviting a vampire in my budget's going to go right out the window and they're gonna be like tear this down and do this and you know now Donna the right designer is going to focus your budget make yeah the money go where it counts okay so that's what you wanna do you wanna vet designers just like you've got a general contractor you want to get in there you want to talk to them you want to feel comfortable with them you should be looking for two or three things number one you wanna hear all sorts of creative ideas number two you want to hear from their references recent references like tell me the last three clients that you just work with give me their numbers I want to talk to them you should see all sorts of creativity coming out of them but also want those designers to be listening to you listening intently to you not just super imposing their ideas or their formulas over your home situation this is a custom home situation it's not just about certain elements that everybody's doing these days no it's about listening to the client really getting under your skin really getting in your head and understanding what you are hoping to accomplish and how you are going to live in this house so it's an interesting balancing act when it comes to a designer between Hey you want somebody who's got some real strong creative opinions and be also somebody who recognizes that the end of the day your home and we're gonna do yeah you want so it's this idea of I want to accommodate you in every way but because I have some strong opinions that's the how you know that they're passionate about your project and because they've got strong opinions they are going to give you some push back along the way at times friendly good natured but healthy push back challenging some of your thoughts opening your mind to new ideas that is how your relationship with your designer should go as far as costs go it varies designers architects you typically right now you eat if I had any changes there are so many factors but here's a gross generalization the cost of your overall cost of your project your designer indoor your architect should probably fall in between three percent and ten percent of the cost of the project depending on what is being called upon what they're being called upon to do if they're just giving you rough design stuff it's going to be on the lower end of that scale if you're going for full permits and you need layers of drawings and and so on then it's going to be a little higher up there but most design contracts in southern California these days all between three and ten percent of the cost of construction that is a gross generalization there are exceptions to every rule but that gives you a sense at least and believe me the right designer so worth the money markets thank you for your call excellent call all right when we come back more excellent calls you are listing the home with dean sharp the house was for americorps said he has the news California board of registered nursing executive director has quit because of sexual harassment complaints just of Morris is facing complaints of sexual harassment by women who worked with him Morris is alleged victims complained publically about him during a recent meeting of the nursing board the NBA has come up with a new way to recognize a legendary player Kobe Bryant will be honored at the NBA all star game today in Chicago NBA commissioner Adam silver says the MVP award has been permanently named after Brian he won a record tying four awards including at the two thousand eleven all star game at staples center he shared the award in two thousand nine with former Lakers teammates Shaquille o'neal right also won the award outright in two thousand two and two thousand seven the word is now officially the kia NBA all star game Kobe Bryant MVP award the all star game begins at five PM rob Newton KFI news state lawmaker in Alabama has pitched the idea of a bill to require man to get a vasectomy representative for longer Hollis says there are anti abortion laws in the state but no restrictions on the reproductive rights of men our proposal is to requirement to get sniffed within one month of their fiftieth birthday or the birth of their third biological child whichever comes first is a crash.