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Hiring an Architect: What You Need to Know Part 2

Part two of our series about hiring a custom home design architect continues with time frames as well as other things you need to know before you begin.

How Much Time Will Your Home Remodeling Project Need?

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A good rule of thumb is to shoot for at least one month to create all the construction drawings you’ll need, then two months after that for the city to review your home remodeling project and to pick your contractors.

Then you add in construction time.  Depending on complexity, this may take up to six months.  So for a complete custom home remodeling, you’re looking at a year to safe, and in some cases, the project may take up to 24 months.  While this sounds like a long time, without an architect it can be worse.

Keeping on Track With Your Budget With a Custom Home Architect

You want an architect that will pin down a question that is front and center for most people:  how much it will cost.  First off, know your budget and design goals.  When the final project is bid to the subcontractors, the costs are locked in, assuming no design changes. And that’s something that often makes costs skyrocket.

If you have your kitchen designed and then decide that the refrigerator isn’t big enough, and you want a walk in fridge, it will cause changes to the structural design, and thus increase the price.  So, you want to make sure that you get all the design elements you want on paper before you even call an architect in.

Good design is based on input.  Without your input, you are not getting the home you want.  You are getting a home that you’re settling for, and that’s never a good idea.  So know what you want, know how much it costs, and get a hold of the right personnel: a custom home design architect in Phoenix.

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