Architects & Building designers are the gateway to improving your home and making your vision come true. Before a building is constructed or a home is remodeled a Architect/ Building designer makes the blue print for the new construction that is about to take place.

So, why should you hire an architect?
1. Greater understanding of your needs

Architects will explore a homeowner’s lifestyle and use of their current house, and draw up construction plans that address both the owner’s desires and the structural requirements. Just by listening to you, they are able to transform your needs and wishes into an architectural expression that also complies with building and city codes and the construction best practices.

2. Better design overall

Architects deliver more interesting and creative design work, a better relation with the site, and a superior functional floor plan. Depending on the situation you may need to submit plans with a licensed architect’s seal before breaking ground.

3. Architects avoid design errors

Specifically errors common in plan books or with inexperienced designers. As mentioned before architectural designers have design experience, so it’s a good idea to let them handle the design process because that’s what they are trained to do.

4. Architects provide creative ways to solve problems

That’s what they are trained to do based on their education and experience. For instance they can find the right strategies and materials to make the project cost effective according to your budget, while still bringing an interesting design to the table.

5. You can save money

Preparing detailed and accurate drawings significantly reduces design mistakes. Today’s technologies allow designers to exercise a greater control over each part of the building by designing and presenting architecture projects in 3d versus the old school 2d floor plans and elevations. This in turns ensures that all the critical and most of the minor decisions are made and approved way before the construction starts. Changes on drawings are a lot less expensive than field ones (materials, manpower). This approach will also make it easier for the contractor to precisely estimate and build your project.

6. Architects help you choose the right materials and finishes

Their knowledge of wide range of materials enables them to recommend the congruous materials for your project, based on budget requirements, proportions, and functionality of the space/room. Good designers can show you different materials options with the use of extremely realistic computer generated images, sometimes even in real time during the meeting with you!

7. Integrated energy efficiency

Following the building, orientation, location and layout are good design practices and a licensed professional will definitely give your home the basics requirements for energy efficiency. This means optimizing the amount of natural light and heating from the sun and in turn make you save on electric bills over time.

8. An architect will make your life easier

Building is a long process that is always intricate and troublesome, especially because you as the owner are already busy with your life. Hiring a designer can benefit you especially as it helps toward keeping a piece of mind by making sure that the design and building process go smoothly.

9. Project coordination

During the design and construction process you might require additional services such as engineering and interior design. The architect can coordinate all these professionals in order to keep drawings and ideas shared and consistent and to avoid conflicts. In addition the architect will help you get through the complex procedures to obtain the required building permits. If the agreement with your designer includes construction administration, he or she will visits the project site to make sure that the home is being built according to drawings and specifications.

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