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Why Architects Are a Must for Your Home Remodel

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: hiring an architect is arguably the best investment you can make for your home renovation. 

We know what you’re thinking, “but I can get it done without having to pay a premium. My contractor has assured me he can do the work without me having to spend more money on an architect. It isn’t rocket science.”

No, it’s not rocket science. If it were, we’d recommend you hire a rocket scientist. 

It’s architecture. And when you create, move or alter architecture – you need an architect.  

Simple enough, right?

And yet, we can still sense you really wondering how much that applies to your particular project. Other people will need an architect, right? Your project isn’t so complicated. Right? Not so fast. 

The Principles of Architecture Hold True

Did you know that architecture tends to live by a certain set of principles when it comes to design? They aren’t hard and fast rules, but it is something that we all consider and implement into every project. Emphasis, balance, movement, contrast, unity, proportion and scale. Then, there is space, structure, safety, form and function. 

Whether you are building a new home from the ground up or simply upgrading your owner’s suite – an architect is paramount to ensuring the project is designed properly, that space is maximized, and that the structure and safety of your home is still intact.  

Work With a Strong Design-Build Team 

Even though you may find a very skilled contractor who has been building homes for eons, skipping out on an architect can actually cost you more money – not to mention time and stress.

Yes, ‘tis true. The best contractors are worth their weight in gold. We know a few and we will never let them go. They are reliable, timely, talented, and just cool. The best contractors will also tell you to work with an architect before you start the building process. 

Architects and contractors work best when they work together. As architects, we are able to help you (the client) conceptualize your vision, ensure it will be structurally sound, and make the best use of space and design. We also are on-hand to ensure the contractor understands the drawings and if they have questions, they can work with us to deliver a top-notch end-product. 

At Debowsky Design Group, we act as our client’s advocate onsite throughout the build process. This enables the builder to work with a team who is familiar with the design and lets you know your home and project is in good hands. You can rest assured knowing that your best interests will always be well-served. 

If you don’t yet have an architect for your project, get in touch with our team today. Even if we don’t get to work together, please find yourself an architectural team that will be with you every step of the way throughout your renovation.