You can have a house like, or similar to, all of the images you’ve been pulling from home design websites or magazines. You know the ones: Images of clean, sleek, sun soaked spaces you spend your weekends perusing that bring to mind words like, “Open floor plan,” and “Better flow.” You aren’t going to get there by spinning through the same thankless questions in your head over and over again like:
What do I need how much will it cost?
- · How do I pick my architect?
- · Do I need an architect?
- · How do I pick my contractor?
- · Does this wall need to move?
- · CAN it move?
- · Do I need an engineer for that?
- · Is the engineer supposed make that determination before I have an architect out?
I want you to be prepared for your remodel or construction project so I am going to walk through those questions, and show you what is important to know before you start your architectural project. I am a licensed architect with over 15 years of residential experience and have loads of clients that want me to solve their problems when it is clear that the parties involved haven’t had one successful conversation about priorities, budget and schedule. You can answer some of your own questions if you are given the tools to do so, leaving the ones you can’t answer for your architect. That is what they are there for, so you can opt to utilize them efficiently or inefficiently.
Each blog post covers a different set of questions that I get repeatedly from clients. While the answers don’t constitute an architectural bible, they are thoughtful responses to these common questions, and in them I share my experiences from working with hundreds of home owners. Feel free to peruse them all and utilize whatever portions resonate with you. I would LOVE to hear from you so feel free to comment on any of the posts or email/call me directly. Bon appetit!