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Why You Should Hire a Professional Home Architect For Home Remodeling (Conclusion)

They say two heads are better than one, and having a professional residential architect assist you can clear hours, days, or even weeks from your schedule.

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Home Remodeling Architects Understand the Language

A large portion of your custom home remodeling project is communicated between the work members via 2D drawings. From these drawings stem the section plans and elevations. These complex diagrams and images are understood by the architect and construction community. The pictures that they see on paper are easily translated into what type of materials is needed, where the studs should be located and all the other materials.

If you make a wrong drawing, it could cause some misinterpretations, leading to confusion on how the building elements are supposed to be placed together. If the drawings are something that the contractors aren’t too sure about, then this could foreshadow a disaster for your future home or your home remodeling project. Expert architects are always on top of the whole project and make sure that the drawings and schematics are in line with what the contractors need to get the job done on time, every time.

Once again, the main point of hiring a professional home architect is that the expenses that you have to pay right now, will give you a lot of savings in the long run. In order to get your custom house designs and projects out of the way, it’s a good idea to get some expertise, making sure that every aspect of the job has been covered. Misunderstanding one area could be a potential spot for a large disaster in the future. Receiving poor quality lingers longer than the gratification of the low price that was paid. You deserve a great home, and hiring a professional architect is the best way to make your dream house come true.

Hiring a Residential Architect:  Final Thoughts

There is an old saying.  “You get what you pay for.”  With an architect, you’re paying for their organizational skills.  Architects are essentially project managers and can handle a lot of tasks from administrative to implementation.  You’re paying for their license.  One doesn’t become an architect on a whim.   Lastly, you’re paying for their experience.  In addition to a lot of education, an architect has to serve as an apprentice for at least 4 years.

So hire the best people for your job.  Hire a landscaper to improve your home’s lawn and garden.  Hire a roofer to replace your roof.  And hire an architect to remodel your home.

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Custom Home Remodeling and You Part 3

Part three of our series on custom home remodeling explores using environmentally friendly materials for your project.

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Green Remodeling and your Kitchen

One of the worst offenders in any custom home remodeling project is your kitchen. Installing new stone countertops involves stone being quarried, and adds to your carbon footprint as the stone has to be shipped, often thousands of miles away from where it came from. In addition, some stone is sealed with chemicals that are not environmentally friendly. Instead of putting in travertine or granite counter tops in your kitchen, one thing to substitute is terrazzo.

Terrazzo is a green remodeling idea that a lot of people don’t know about it. It is made with recycled glass cast in concrete. It is durable, has millions of color options, recycled glass form the material, generally from bottles and windshields. Terrazzo is not just durable, it is tough enough that you can put a hot pot on top of it without risk of damaging the counter top.

Using Green Building Materials to Remodel your Home

According to the EPA.GOV website: ”

Building construction uses large quantities of natural resources; in fact, construction activities use 60 percent of the raw materials, other than food and fuel, used in the entire U.S. economy. And the nearly 170 million tons of annual building construction, renovation, and demolition derived wastes (commonly referred to as C&D materials) account for nearly 60% of the nation’s non-industrial, non-hazardous solid waste generation.

Salvaging building materials and reusing them saves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by minimizing the need to extract and process raw materials and ship new material long distances; it also reduces the economic and environmental impact from waste disposal (for example, greenhouse gases generated from waste decomposition, the need to build new landfills or the emission of air pollutants from waste incineration). Also, some salvaged building materials are rare and sought-after, such as marble mantles, antique fixtures, old growth hardwoods, wide-plank lumber and knot-free, fine-grain wood.

You can reduce the environmental footprint of your home by incorporating salvaged materials into the construction or renovation of your home. Nationally, hundreds of building material reuse stores sell high-quality salvaged building materials for construction and renovation projects, including lumber, flooring, cabinetry, bricks, doors, windows, fixtures, and iron work.” [READ MORE]

Making a difference is easier than you think.  Just make the right decisions in the products and materials that you choose.  And get the advice of someone who can help: a residential architect.

For more information on this subject, be sure to read part one and part two as well.

DesignLine Architects, LLC
470 E. Canyon Creek Court ,
Gilbert, AZ 85295
480-710-3861
http://www.designlinearchitects.com

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