When you decide to do anything to your home, it's both an exciting and sometimes stressful time. The time that goes into choosing design elements, layouts and ensuring that all goes smooth is not only time consuming, but can leave you questioning if your "vision" will be fulfilled to your highest expectations. Hiring an architect for a home renovation, addition or remodel is not only beneficial to you, but it's also beneficial to your contractor, as well as your homes value.
All i's are dotted and t's are crossed:
You can eliminate the worry and wonder of what elements work or don't work in your home. If you've gone "Pinterest happy", that's great! You have inspiration! However, what you see online, may not be what works for your home/space. Hiring an architect can help significantly in this area, because they can be extra creative in getting the look you want, in the designated space.
Avoiding the look of "an obvious addition":
If you're thinking about doing a home addition, you will want to avoid the obvious look of a "home addition" (as in blocks of house just meshed together). You want your home addition to look natural and ensure that everything is perfectly level and secure. Hiring an architect can open up ideas to your home addition that never even crossed your mind, and suddenly your home addition could very well look like a brand new home! Not only that, but a dedicated architect, such as, Anne Mark or Duncan Mortan at Johnson Craven & Gibson (www.jcgarchitects.com) will work with your builder/contractor throughout the entire process to ensure things run as planned and to answer any questions along the way.
An architect will make the most of your space:
Architects are creative in nature, they find use in empty space, have a knack for both design and structure and work with their clients to bring a vision to life. In bringing your ideas to an architect you gain the security of knowing that you are hiring a professional that combines their knowledge and expertise with your ideas, while also providing you possible new ideas that you haven't even thought of, and may fall in love with!