A good architect or residential designer can make your new or existing home unique. If you are looking for a truly personalized home for a new construction project, a home designer has the experience and tools you need.
This is an investment in quality and comfort.
Question: When should we hire an architect … and why?
The quick and easy answer to this question is; every time you build a new house or plan an addition to the house. Architects are creators, designers and professionals of the structure. Many will also work with structural engineers and even interior designers.
Custom building requires custom design. And, with a major remodel where additions are planned, you will definitely need some form of professional home design. You can not expect to get what you want or match the appearance and functionality of your home without a home designer.
Exceptions that Work at Home
Rarely, house building responses are black and white and as simple as saying "do this … do not do that". And, when it comes to home plans, you definitely have other options in addition to hiring an architect.
Online and off, there are pre-designed house plans for homes in almost every size, style and quality you can imagine. Some of them are pretty good. You can find quality construction, good design and very competitive prices. But, the only thing you give up the most is having a real custom home. This is something to consider before you buy.
Why an Architect Could Be Your Best Bet
Here are some popular reasons to hire an architect to design your home:
- Local codes and restrictions may require a local architect and accredited
- ] You want a truly personalized home designed to your specifications
- You want a talented designer to impress you!
- You Want Continuous Design Support During Your Construction
If you use an architect, be clear about what you want at the beginning of the process to avoid lengthy and costly design changes.