If you’re looking to build your dream home, working with an architect from the start is essential. In many locations, you are legally required to submit your build plans to an architect before construction can take place. However, having an architect on hand as part of your team of builders and designers can ensure that the building process goes as smoothly as possible and they can even save you thousands of dollars down the road.
Here are the top 3 reasons why you need to hire an architect for your home.
Your architect serves as the intermediary between you and your designer, your builder, and the building inspector. Not only do they make sure that your design meets all necessary legal requirements, but they ensure that your design reflects your wishes as much as possible. Think of your architect as being your advocate, making sure that the rest of the team stays focused on building your home and not just another house.
Experience and Expertise
Your architect has the skills and the experience to make your dream design come true -while still holding to your budget. They can also make your design as green as your budget permits. They also can take that experience and make sure that your finished home holds to your aesthetic and also feels warm and inviting, rather than possibly intimidating and cold.
They will look at the design for your home and add in those thoughtful touches that truly make the living space functional. These are little things like having enough room by the door to get in and take off your shoes, or a spot for your kids to take off and leave their backpacks when they get home from school… even something as simple as making sure that a bathroom door doesn’t open into and block the main walkway.
Your architect can save you money down the road by anticipating problems that the builder may otherwise miss.
It eliminates the need for costly repairs later. Your architect will also ensure that the building plans are followed, rather than the builder deciding to veer from the plans based on their personal experience and preference. Plus, your architect can better navigate unforeseen problems that arise during the building process. They’ll come up with functional, safe, and legal solutions to keep your home construction on schedule.