Though he has a clear idea of what he wants, he is not (in most cases) very sure regarding the feasibility of his ideas. So, he thinks the best person to approach is the Building Contractor (who has been referred to him) since after all, it is the Contractor who will actually give shape to his ‘dream’ house and obviously has a lot of practical knowledge and experience in building matters. He also wrongly believes that, with all the information he has gathered, there is no way he can be fooled and that he will be able to complete the construction well within his budget and on time.
But the truth unfortunately, is that, most people unwittingly make a mistake by giving the job to just the Contractor, as there is no expert to cross-check on the quality and cost of the Building Construction. Also very often, though the Contractor helps the person in getting a plan of his ‘dream house’, the source is not very clear – it may not even be designed by a qualified Architect.
The design of the house does not have to do only with the aesthetics and physical proportions of the building, but also and perhaps even more so on how it flows or functions. Your home must work visually and physically. It is imperative to consider aspects that cannot be seen on the plan, such as:
An Architect is qualified and skilled in the art of designing well proportioned stylish buildings. The Architect is accomplished in the dimensions and arrangement of rooms to create a building that is in harmony with its surroundings and within itself. The extensive training and experience allows the Architect to design buildings that flow effortlessly and to maximize the use of interior spaces. Only an Architect can ensure good proportions, features which will compliment your taste and style and finishes which will compliment each other. This is where an Architect can make a lot of difference.
Whether you are looking to build your dream home, adding to your existing home or renovating your house, no matter what your building project is, never underestimate the value of the services of an Architect. The expertise of a good and skilled Architect will:
When attempting any building project the appointment of an Architect, will without doubt be the best investment you will make. At the very outset, an Architect can assess and help formulate your needs, evaluate possible sites, suggest a range of design options to be explored, and provide an opinion on costs. The same qualities of vision and professional expertise, which the Architect exercises in the pre-design phase, continue throughout the execution and completion of the project.
As a Client, the result may be something you never thought possible, but which you realise you wanted and needed all along. Not only have you achieved value for money: you also have good Architecture. This is precisely what Architects, with their combination of technical expertise, design flair and management competence, are uniquely placed to deliver.
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