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Partnering With Your Architect: What You Need To Know

Do you know that feeling you get when you’ve lost something – your keys, for instance –  and you’re looking around for what feels like an eternity, and then EUREKA! You remember you left them in your fridge when looking for an after-work snack! (No? Is ­­­­­­­­­­­­that just us?) Anyway – there’s a universal feeling we all have when we find something we need at just the right moment. It’s kismet. 

That’s pretty much what happens when you find the right architect for your renovation project. The sky opens, fireworks shoot off, and there’s enough chemistry in the air to make even Marie Curie take notice. 

Alright, while there may not be actual fireworks – finding the right architect for your project is paramount to having a successful end-result as well as experience during your renovation. 

But, what defines the right architect for you? 

Honestly, that is a personal decision and one that every homeowner will have to make on their own. The goal is that you establish a real partnership with your architect. 

Bringing Your Vision to Life

The right architect will be able to listen to your goals and translate them into a functional space that fits both your lifestyle needs as well as your aesthetic wants. Many architects have the ability to walk into a space and instantly see how the walls can move, windows can open, and people can flow within it. 

Being able to partner with an architect who can walk you through the architectural process of making your vision a reality is worth its weight in gold. There will inevitably be a good deal of hiccups along the way, so starting off with a clear picture of what you want to accomplish is so important. 

Trust, Transparency, and Communication

When it comes to your home, you need to be able to trust the people that you invite to be a part of it. A strong homeowner-architect partnership that has consistent communication will help mitigate major mistakes that could cost you money, time, or sanity.

Having a clear understanding of costs and timelines from the get-go is fundamental to a positive overall experience. And while good communication can’t fix everything, it can certainly build trust and make facing challenges a whole lot easier. 

Advocating For Your Best Interests

Most architects will work with you through the design phase of your project before passing the baton to the contractor and signing off. One of the key things to look for in an architecture firm is a team who will see your project through to the very end. 

During the build phase, our team is on-hand to review the project’s progress and ensure that the build is going according to design. We don’t expect our clients to conduct a walk-through of their property and notice any details to be out-of-line with the original drawings. Architects can serve as client advocates and be a well-versed industry voice for you during the build phase. 

Wouldn’t it be nice to know that your home is in capable hands? That is what a real partner will assure you of.

If you are ready to renovate your space, give us a ring! Let’s do a successful renovation together.