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Home Remodeling Architects Architects Can Smooth Out the Process of Remodeling Your Home (Conclusion)

Hire a home remodeling architect to take the guesswork out of home improvement

As we covered previously, remodeling may save you money in time as compared to all the costs of a new home and moving. In fact, your remodeling work could act as an investment and add value to your home depending on the specific work done.

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The beauty of traditional styling is that it never actually falls out of fashion. In fact, many modern designs are based on more traditional building and design concepts. Your residential design architect will have the expertise to advise you on many different kinds of design considerations, so together you can create the perfect home.

The thought of hiring a professional may make you cringe because of the additional cost that the decision will lead to and because of the present economic down turn we may have second thoughts of getting these services for your home remodeling project. You should remember that in getting the services of a competent and professional residential architect, you are assured that the ground work has been laid for a reliable road map for an effective home remodeling project. The service that architects provide is worth all the money you’ll spend in hiring them as it is the right first in your home improvement project. In some instances, with the scale and complexity of the remodeling job, an architect becomes an essential part of the initial stages before the project can even take off the ground.

Expert Architects Make Home Remodeling Easy

A professional and expert architect has the knowledge, skill and training in coming up with a comprehensive home remodeling design that will reflect your preferences and desires. This is very critical as it is practically a road map that establishes how you can move from point A to point B in your home remodeling project. As you are trying to realize the envisioned improvements in your home, it is his responsibility to put those visions into a comprehensive plan with the needed refinements and adjustments based on the residential architect’s professional judgment. He or she can also help in obtaining any permits or variances that may be needed to get the job done.

While you may only have the vision of what you desire, a professional will have to convert this vision into a detailed plan with the requisite fine prints and details that are needed in order to implement the home remodeling that you want. In effect, the residential architect helps you take the initial steps toward the completion of your home improvement project through preliminary drawings done during the initial consultation. If you choose a home remodeling architect with care, he should be able to work closely with your general contractor and be at the site almost as much.

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

You should really call an architect to remodel your home for several key reasons.

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Why a Home Remodeling Architect Should Be on Speed Dial

Continuing from our previous list, here are some more reasons why you want an architect on the job.

A home remodeling architect stays informed on the latest trends and technologies.  Technology is advancing at a substantial rate, and with that new building development methods are being createdwith these changes in mind. Better energy efficient standards are changing the way that walls are being built and bringing the end of the traditional building era. Having a professional architect who has a solid understanding of the current codes and building requirements is very crucial to your future home, or your current home with a new look.

Another thing that you should understand is that building codes which are used in the construction industry are complex, and when an architect submits the drawings to the city, the plans go through rigorous reviews to make sure that everything is in order. There are also quite a number of revisions that are made to help you get the permit faster. If the quality of each revision is low, this could delay the construction date and prolong the process. Hiring a professional architect will make sure that all the plans are in agreement with the construction codes of your municipal’s procedures. Imagine how many sleepless nights and weeks that you would be using just to understand and meet the code requirements on your own. It just isn’t worth it to waste your precious time.

An Arhcitect Has a Better Understanding of the Overall Process

A professional architect’s job is to interpret all of your ideas and concepts on paper, translate it into a design that can be understood by the contractors and get your project done effectively. Even though you may hire the professional architect for one or two tasks, they will contribute years’ worth of knowledge and experience to what you’d like to create. Even more, they know where the best resources are that can save you even more money.

This is a key element to hiring a professional architect. They have a strong understanding on what the costs are, and based on your budget and needs, they’ll be able to guide you through the whole process i.e. research planning legislation, recommend great subcontractors, the full building application process and even lend a helping hand when selecting your surveyors and contractors. If you’re not present during the construction of your custom home, they can manage different phases and ensure that the plans are being followed accurately.

In a way, hiring one of these professionals is like hiring a team of people to help you.  As a result, you want to call a professional architect today.

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Why You Should Hire a Residential Architect for Your Next Remodeling Or Building Project (Contd.)

A home remodeling architect can completely transform your living space.

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Architects Create Environments Which Define You

Attention to detail, functional performance, and creative thinking underpin all that a home remodeling architect in Phoenix does. With these strengths, they are able to help you design and create whatever you’d like to build, make the most out of your budget and present you with options that you may never have considered. They don’t just design, they create spaces and environments that function properly and define you and the way you’d like to live. For instance, if you’d like your new building or addition to complement the natural features on your property, you can be sure that your architect will help you achieve just that.

Architect-designed residential buildings can be more energy efficient and easier to maintain.  In our modern world that’s constantly seeking for answers to issues such as global warming and energy efficiency, a good architect can help you design a beautiful, efficient and sustainable project. A green home that’s architect-designed, is more energy efficient, and as a result, they’re less costly to operate, and easier to and maintain throughout their life than traditional structures.

A Residential Architect Increases the Value of Your Home

Because architects are well conversant with different styles of building homes (contemporary, colonial, Victorian etc.), they’re able to help you prepare designs that compliment and add value to your existing property. Should you decide to sell your home one day, this value will eventually increase its sale price.

Well-designed residential buildings are a combination of energy efficiency and aesthetic design. Lastly, residential architects will design your home to function efficiently and fit comfortably into its surroundings. For instance, they can advise you on the best way to place the building on your site so as to conserve energy, optimize views, provide shade, catch the sun and promote natural ventilation. This is because architects are familiar with new building technologies, applications and materials, which help them create an efficient building that’s not only energy efficient, but also comfortable, stylish, airy and light.

Overall, there’s a lot to gain from hiring residential architects for your building projects. Make a smart choice today, and call a residential architect to help you design and build your dream home.

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Remodeling Projects Part 3: Remodeling a Custom Home

Part two of a series on remodeling projects covers  remodeling a custom home.

Why Remodel a Custom Home?

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Why remodel a custom home?  Several reasons come to mind.  For example, what if you’re expanding your family, or want to rent out a room of your home?  You may need to add a room from scratch.

Even if you have contracting or construction experience, it’s a good idea to bring in a home remodeling architect in to make sure that anything you’re doing won’t adversely affect either the structure, or the rest of the home.  However, there are other reasons to remodel a custom home as well, as this article excerpt from the National Association of Home Builders illustrates:

“Remodeling your home can modernize the style, make it more comfortable, improve energy-efficiency and home functionality, increase the value of your home, and help with upkeep and maintenance. Home remodeling is a sure investment in your home to ensure longevity, usefulness, and home value.”

Source Article:  http://www.nahb.org/generic.aspx?genericContentID=89929

Remodeling a Custom Home for Market Value

Now that the recession is coming to an end thankfully, you may be considering selling your home.  Homes are still plentiful, so you want to have a few things working in your favor.  One of the best selling points around is to put newly remodeled in the forms when you’re talking to a realtor.  And if you hire a custom home remodeling architect, it won’t just be a remodeling job, it will be a great remodeling job.

So remember, your home is more than just your property, it is also an investment.  And if you want a good addition to your investment, calling a home remodeling architect can really help.

This concludes part two of our series.  For more information on remodeling projects, be sure to read part one and part two as well.

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Don’t Do It Yourself: Hire an Architect

Mesa Building Permits

Hiring an architect can help you to avoid some major legal hassles, particularly in Mesa, as this article from AZCENTRAL shows:

Building Permits and a Mesa Architect

Mesa targets do-it-yourselfers who don’t get proper permits
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By Gary Nelson The Republic | azcentral.com Wed Jan 2, 2013 9:21 AM

People who think they can save a few bucks by ignoring Mesa’s building-permit requirements sometimes are in for an expensive surprise.

In rare cases, illegal additions have to be torn down altogether. In others, the city will discover that the work has been done, require that the owner get a permit and may require modifications to bring the do-it-yourself work up to code.

And in rarer cases still, unsafe additions can contribute to property damage and even personal injury.

Mesa would really rather not have any of that happen. So the city is launching an educational effort aimed at helping homeowners understand when and why permits are needed.

“Sometimes the work is quite expensive and the reason it is of concern to us is because there are potential life safety issues if it is not done properly,” said Laura Hyneman, who oversees Mesa’s code-compliance office.

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Avoiding Fines By Getting a Home Remodeling Architect

Sometimes violations of city codes can be quite expensive.  Fines can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.  All of which can be avoided by getting the proper building permits.

How Can An Architect Help With Building Permits?

Because of all of the training, any architect is an expert at navigating the sometimes complicated permit process.  They can tell you easily what type of permits to get and when, and in many cases get the permits on your behalf.

So be sharp.  Don’t find out when it is too late that the project you’re working on required a permit.  Call in an architect that can navigate Mesa’s permit process.

Design Line Architects, LLC is an architect serving Mesa, Gilbert, and all cities within the Phoenix Metropolitan area.

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Why Hire an Architect For Your Home Remodeling Project

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Hiring an architect for a home remodeling project seems to be an unnecessary expense.  But this article except from houselogic.com shows some clear advantages to hiring a professional:

Advantages of Hiring an Architect

The bigger the remodeling job and the more valuable the house, the more you need a professional. “Any time you’re changing the exterior of the building, making significant alterations to the floor plan inside, or spending more than 5% of the value of the house, you want an architect,” says Stamford, Conn., construction manager William Harke.

Both architects and contractors can save you money through the creative use of space and materials. But the two professionals often solve problems differently. In a nutshell:

Contractors typically look for an efficient and logical solution, but not necessarily the most innovative or aesthetically pleasing approach.

Architects typically propose solutions that add visual appeal, and complement and flow into the rest of the house.

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Hiring an Architect Versus Hiring a Contractor

Be aware that not every project requires that you hire an architect.  Something simple like painting, electrical, drywall etc., are all the realms of a contractor. However, remodeling jobs that require you to get building permits such as home additions are the realm of a licensed architecture firm.

However, it isn’t just home additions that require permits, or the skilled hand of an architect.  Sometimes,  home remodeling requires that you get in touch with a pro.

Structural Integrity and an Architect

Let’s say you want to add some natural lighting to your family room.  You go to your local home improvement center, and buy a whole bunch of glass bricks and some mortar and caulking.  You’re all set.  Except, that you are looking at putting the glass bricks in a load bearing corner.  Without meaning to, you could damage the structural integrity of your house, or if you live in Mesa, you may get in trouble with the city if you’re not careful.  You would do better by calling in an architect instead, as they can easily determine where it is safe to put your new glass brick wall while keeping your house’s structure intact.

 Design Line Architects, LLC is a Gilbert-based architecture firm.

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