It can be tempting to save money on your home remodel by not using the advice of a professional, such as an architect. Anytime that your remodel requires disturbing the interior or exterior structure of your home, an architect can help assure that the structural integrity remains and that the design aspect of the remodel is aesthetically compliant with the rest of your home.
Hiring an architect at the beginning of your remodel assures that your home is being cared for with the expertise of an artist and an engineer, all in one package. When you share your ideas with your architect, they can begin to place together a plan for the remodel. This often leads to a home inspection. Architects are able to survey the house with a critical eye and inform their clients whether or not their ideas are feasible. If they are not, architects can offer alternative solutions.
While hiring an architect can feel expensive, it pays to look at is an investment. Architects can even save you money in the long run, as it will likely eliminate the need to redo certain parts of the renovation. Architects are also experts at creatively using the space and resources available, as opposed to adding expensive, unnecessary additions.
So, when do you need to hire a remodeling architect? The general rule is that if the remodel costs 5% of the total value of the house, you need an architect. This will prevent extraneous work from being done, preserve the necessary structure of your home, and allow you to create something beautiful and resilient.
Fortunately, the experts at Vanman Architects and Builders operate as a design-build team. This means that not only can they provide you with perfect plans to present to your HOA or city planner, they can also help you execute those plans with their team of craftsmen and companies suitable for your needs.