Why an Architect?
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Why you need an architect for your remodeling project.
For room additions, whole-house renovations, new kitchens, master bathroom remodels, and other major home improvement projects, hiring an architect is a smart decision. Architects are trained in design theory, structural systems, project management, and coming up with inventive ways to solve complex design problems. They make sure the project is aesthetically pleasing and functional.
Often homeowners will hire an architect before the contractor is involved with the project. After the architect meets with the homeowners to determine their needs and wants they will many times deliver a complete set of construction drawings to a contractor to get bids. If bids come in over budget, as is often the case, then an expensive re-drawing is usually necessary.
Difference between Architect vs Design Build
Hiring an architect to oversee a project is the highest level of service you can provide yourself and the remodeling project. Starting with an individual licensed architects for your remodeling projects will typically add an additional 5%-10% of the cost of a project to the bottom line. When you work with Mosby Building Arts, our licensed architect, certified designers, and skilled craftsman are all under one roof, saving you planning time and money.
The money you save may be reflected in more informed purchasing of materials and estimated labor, as an architect and design team may be more familiar with more economical solutions upfront.
During the project, there are fewer change orders made when a design has been thought through thoroughly with a licensed architect and certified designer. The time an architect will spend working through the design to anticipate problems can help avoid the need to make changes during construction that are invariably more expensive. A designer or architect will also help assure code compliance.