Even if you’re going to be redesigning only a couple of rooms, you’re still going to be paying quite a bit for labor and materials, not to mention additional costs, like permits. This is why the idea of hiring a residential architect to handle your home redesign might seem like an absurd one and too much of an extra cost.
After all, how hard could it be to plan a redesign for your home? You already know what kind of design you want, so all you really need is a contractor to help handle the other specifics of hiring the construction crew to take care of bringing that vision to life.
However, you should know that hiring a residential architect to oversee the redesign of your home means more than just hiring a professional to draw out the redesign of your home that you already have in your mind. You get so much more when you hire a residential architect. In fact, a good residential architect can actually save you money for your home redesign.
Studio 250 Design and Planning wants to be the residential architect to help you turn your house into your family’s dream home. To help you understand how we work, here are some reasons why hiring a residential architect is worth more than the money you pay them, and ways how a residential architect can save you money when redesigning your home.
Reasons Why Hiring a Residential Architect is Worth It
They know what they’re doing
The biggest value that a good residential architect brings to a home redesign project is the fact that they know what they’re doing when it comes to a home redesign. On the surface, it might look like all you need is a few good reference photos for the construction crew to follow and you’re golden, but the process of redesigning a house is much more complicated than that.
There are so many things that you have to consider in a single design, from figuring out how the current floor plan and layout will accommodate the new design, to how the new design accommodates your family.
Fortunately, a good residential architect will anticipate these and plan for these accordingly. This helps you so much time and resources down the road when you don’t have to worry about your kids falling off banisters or having to fix an uneven floor.
Someone to take care of the paperwork
There are so many smaller steps that go into handling a home redesign project, and one of them is handling building permits and other legal documents that you’re going to need before proceeding with the redesign project. If you’re handling your own redesign, it might seem very overwhelming, but with a good residential architect by your side, they know what’s needed and get to work on that.
A residential architect can help monitor the redesign project to make sure that it’s going according to schedule, which frees up your time, allowing you to focus on other things while your home’s redesign project is left in capable hands.
Ways a Residential Architect Can Save You Money on a Home Redesign
They know how to lower construction costs
Your residential puts your project as the main priority and will coordinate with the other members of the construction crew to find the most efficient and cost-effective way of completing the project. They also know how to account for code regulations so that this doesn’t have to be something for you to worry about later on in the construction process.
They think long-term
Another way that a good residential architect knows how to save you money on a home redesign is the fact that they know how to think long-term for their design projects. They take everything that you want out of your home redesign into account and finds the best way to make it sustainable for the long-term.
Right now you might have your heart set on an open floor plan with a high, vaulted ceiling, but a residential architect takes into consideration your location’s climate and how you’re going to have to spend more in the future to keep your home adequately heated or cooled.
A good residential architect doesn’t only care about how a house looks, they care about making permanent homes for your family.
They know how to compromise on a design
An excellent way that good residential architects can save you money on a home redesign is through compromise. Good residential architects understand that you have a vision in mind for your home’s redesign, but sometimes it’s difficult to create that vision because of budget constraints.
They can help you find the right compromises to still meet the aesthetic you’re looking for while still sticking to your home redesign budget.
Why Hire Studio 250 Dsign and Planning?
Studio 250 believes in working hand in hand with our clients to create the dream home for their families. If you’re looking to have your home redesigned, then drop us a message! Contact us through our website form, or better yet, give us a call at 307-734-2625 and we can get you started today!