Undertaking a building project for the first time can be a complicated task. What should the building or addition look like? What zoning and building codes do I need to understand? How much will the project cost and how can I get accurate estimates before I start building? There are so many new products on the market today; how can I find out which ones are best for my project? How can I save on energy costs but not break the budget with expensive technologies? How can I find a reputable contractor and how long will the project take to complete?
These questions are only a few of the many that you and your architect will answer as you design a residential project together. If you are planning to restore an old house, create an addition or build a new residence, the architect is the only professional who has the training, experience and vision to guide you through the process. By retaining an architect to design your project completely and thoroughly before construction starts, you ensure that the resulting home will meet your vision.