We are very excited to share an overview and some specifics about El Encanto’s remodeling plans. We want to give you a bigger picture of the proposed building update. The designers, DRP International, a highly creative San Diego based firm, noted for their experience with both commercial and residential projects make them an excellent choice to create a plan that blends our overdue need for common area updates while maintaining El Encanto as our homes.
DRP will present their design at a Town Hall in our lobby in February of 2020. In their design presentation they are considering resident’s suggestions that have been shared with the Design Committee and the Board and they will be submitting additional variations of their basic theme. We feel this approach will give us owners the opportunity to share our personal preferences.
We learned from our last remodel, done over a decade ago, the importance of selecting quality materials that will serve our buildings’ long-term needs. We have heard from many of you about your desire and need to change the use of dark materials now in our lobby and hallways. Our current goal is to make our home light, bright, inviting and timeless.
DRP’s design will include updating the front entry and lobby flooring, the elevator lobby and cabs, hallway wallpaper, paint, lighting, doors, furnishings, etc. As in all remodels some details will be determined as the project progresses. However, staying within budget, while updating the badly need areas is our intention.