Would you like to make changes to your new home before you move in? Here is the answer to one of our most frequently asked questions.
"We have just purchased a new home and would like to make changes before we move in. Should we contact an architect or designer first?"
Certainly not. The first two steps you should consider are the scope of work you would like done, and the approximate amount you would like to invest in the home. You do not need an architectural set of drawings to accomplish this. Unfortunately many people hire an architect or designer before they have answered these two critical questions. In many cases they end up with plans that far exceed the approximate budget or drawings that are not useful to obtain building permits or for sub trade contracts. Our recommendation is to contact a reputable project and construction manager first and then as a team, prepare the actual scope of work, a preliminary budget and a schedule. At that point the issue of what design can be addressed when a client may well pose the question to an architect. "My investment will be approximately $X. What could the design entail?" Effective pre-planning will eliminate unnecessary costs and delays.
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