You’ve found the perfect location, and you’re finally ready to build your dream home. So what’s next? What is the first step you should take when starting the homebuilding process?
A new building project is a complex process with many factors to consider. Whether you are building your family’s forever home or breaking ground on a new commercial project, hiring an architect is a vital first step to avoid significant hassle and headaches down the road.
While many are hesitant to hire an architect in order to cut costs, we’ve compiled a list of the reasons why hiring us as your architects will add value to your construction project and save you money while delivering a final product that brings your dream to reality:
An architect will provide a better design than a general contractor. We will consider your needs and how you will use your space, along with structural requirements and the building site, to design a floorplan that is creative and functional. A better design will immediately add more value to your home or commercial building.
A good architect will avoid design mistakes and solve problems. Inexperienced designers or anyone not specifically trained to design buildings can make costly errors that, if not fixed during the building phase, will result in major inefficiencies in your space.
Architects know how to stay on budget with the right materials. Architects are an important part of the construction team and know the strategies and materials to use to keep your project within budget. Plus, we will provide the general contractor with accurate and detailed plans which will be discussed at length before breaking ground.
Architects will save you money later by being energy efficient. An experienced professional will take into account the location and orientation of your home or building project and optimize natural light and heat from the sun in order to make it as energy efficient as possible. This will save a great deal on your electric bills.
Architects can handle project coordination and negotiating with contractors for you. The construction design process can be daunting. From working with engineers and interior designers, to obtaining building permits, architects can coordinate with all of the professionals involved to make sure everyone is on the same page. We also offer construction administration to ensure that your project is built exactly the way it was planned. We offer many services to make your construction process as seamless as possible.
If you are embarking on a major project, such as building your dream home or constructing/renovating an office building, hiring an architect is a great way to ensure that you will have a result that will exceed your expectations. By making this investment, you will save money by avoiding design errors, creating energy efficient spaces and adding significant value to your project by building a space that is both functional and creativ.