RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE

Life has changed. Your home has not.
The answer isn't changing the wall's color.
The answer is changing the walls...

Together,
let's purposefully create peace by piece,
and exhale in a space that's
naturally drawn to you.

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From initial conversations through concept drawings and contractor partnerships, choose to renovate, expand, and dream your new house plan with Bloomington-Normal's design-first firm of imaginative architects whose devotion to detail reaches onward & upward toward completion.

Your plans
need floor plans.

Start with Scharnett, and explore every angle.

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Why you Need an Architect

Your home no longer does what you need it to do. Interior decorators bring new colors, themes, and life, while builders excel at straightforward construction and remodeling projects.

But your space is...yours.

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Your circumstances are unique, and your future will be unlike anyone else's. So from any distance to every detail, you need a reimagined design that's tailored to you. And that rarely comes from templates or textures.

It comes from an architect.

Only the skills of a design-first architect can deliver what you're really chasing at home...

Peace. Completion.
A place where you belong.

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Imagine seamless interactions without obstruction, focusing on important tasks without interruption, and confidently entertaining guests without hesitation. Somewhere you can rest.

Where you’re at your best. 

Let's design the place where you exhale.

For that, you might need more than new carpet. You might need more floor. You might not need to move the furniture. You might need to move the walls.

Areas with more privacy...or less privacy. A new addition...or downsizing. New rooms devoted to the home office or home schooling...or less rooms that bring everyone together. A larger, reimagined lawn and landscape...or perhaps none at all.

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What gets you closer to completion?
That's the conversation you have with an architect.

Instead of surface level tweaks with fading impact, aim higher. Reach for sustained peace at home through residential architecture. Your plans need floor plans.

Start with Scharnett, and explore every angle.

Life Changes & Opportunities 

Your home should enhance your lifestyle, not hinder it. A host of different changes in life can make your home less functional than it used to be. Sometimes the answer is to move, but sometimes a few significant redesigns can make the place you once loved...the place you still love.

Identify which of these changes you’re currently facing, and then explore the Portfolio Gallery. Filter previous Scharnett architectural projects by these topics to see how imaginative design and devotion to detail has helped other families reach toward peace and completion.

Accessibility or Age in Place

Work from Home, Learn from Home

Family is Growing

Empty Nesting but not Empty

The 2 Car Garage Doesn’t Fit the Cars

Not Used to Winter

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Approach Your Landscaping with Purpose

Being outdoors may be just as important as being indoors. Imaginatively designed and detailed outdoor spaces enhance the life of your family and the experiences of your guests and friends. Landscaping is more than planting flowers and selecting the tree that turns fire red in the Fall. With your goals in mind, Scharnett Architects excel at residential landscape design, down to every detail, with consideration for all four seasons.

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SHE WANTED A PATIO THAT'S MORE PERSONAL SPACE THAN GATHERING SPACE.
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THEY WANTED OUTDOOR SPACES TO ENTERTAIN THAT KEPT GUESTS CLOSE BUT NOT CROWDED.
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He needed to heat the outdoor space to extend Fall and start Spring earlier. 
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They wanted to watch the kids without being intrusive.

Architects consider structures, sunlight, greenery, foliage, pathways, gathering areas, and everything in between. That comprehensive approach optimizes your time outside. For residential landscaping, start with Scharnett and explore every angle.

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If you've never worked with an architect on a residential project, here's what to expect at Scharnett.

Conversations
Design
construction partner

When you start with Scharnett, your architect becomes the primary partner for your project. Our role is to uncover and understand your goals through initial conversations, then design the plans that accomplish it. Next, we partner with your contractor of choice and send them the necessary documents and details.

As your architect, we'll understand every aspect of your project, from timelines to trim color. So we'll work closely with your builders, contractors, and interior designers throughout the process to ensure the final result matches the design and detail...without cutting corners.

Your plans need floor plans.
Start with Scharnett,
and explore every angle.
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