Hiring an Architect: Part 5- What? Me, hire an architect?

leecalisti:

I recommend you go to Keith’s site to read the rest. However, my favorite quote series is…”You could buy a builder house or build a house from a ‘plan book’ or on-line source. Going that route will allow you to build someone’s house, it won’t be your house, but it will be a house… I like to equate it as a builder/’plan book’ home fits you like a mitten while an architect designed home fits like a glove.”

Originally posted on Architect's Trace:

In this installment of the ‘Hiring an Architect’ series, I address the most common question I’ve heard over the years from potential residential clients- “What? Me, hire an architect?” In my experience what they’re actually asking is;

“Can I afford an architect, aren’t they expensive?”

“Can’t I just by a builder house or buy plans from a book and still end up with what I want?”

“Isn’t an architect just going to design what they want and ignore me?”

These questions weigh heavily on clients, in reality; they couldn’t be further from the truth. However, hiring the services of an architect is not for everyone. Not everyone is building a custom home or taking on a significant renovation/addition. If you are considering/making such an investment, why not hire an architect to assist you in getting what you want? If you want your home to reflect who you…

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Hiring an Architect: Part 5- What? Me, hire an architect?