Why Architectural Design Services Are Beneficial When Remodelling Your Home

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October 10, 2017 Why Architectural Design Services Are Beneficial When Remodelling Your Home

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Growing tired of your home’s design? Like most homeowners, you probably dream of the perfect remodelling job to re-energize and give new life to you and your home.

If you’re looking to do a major home remodel in Toronto, it’s beneficial to hire an architect to achieve the home you dream of. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of architectural design services when remodelling your home.

To Fit Your Dream Within Reality

Architecture professionals have the training and expertise to see the big picture and create and polish a vision of the finished project that you can see and understand. At Well Built, our architectural designers are trained to create detailed designs that understand the existing architecture of home and reflect your new needs and desires. Our process is also designed to keep in mind the hundreds of small steps between conception and completion, ensuring your dream comes true within the reality of your current home.

To Handle the Paperwork

Architecture is often only associated with the aesthetics of a building: the size, shape, and finished surfaces. However, an architect's job goes well beyond just a pretty face - the architect and architectural designer are also responsible to ensure the design of the project meets building codes and specific structural demands.

At Well Built, we bring our knowledge of various building materials and construction techniques as well the building code and alternatives to structural problems to every project. We will also take care of most the paperwork necessary to get all the building permits. All these architectural services will save you time, money, and stress in the long run, making your home remodel as easy as possible.

To Hire The Muscle

The architect of your project will understand the design better than anyone, which is why we are the perfect person to organize the various construction professionals needed to get the job done. An architect will meet with engineers, mechanics, and other professionals prior to construction to discuss the design and ensure everyone knows their job.

To Oversee The Job

While you can hire an architect to only design the project and create the necessary design drawings with no involvement in the actual day-to-day construction of the project. Or, some architects will also oversee the the project by hiring subcontractors, organizing the work schedule, and ensuring all work is done properly and according to plan.

Contract Administration is another common practice. Under this, the architect works to check in on the construction from time to time to answer questions and make sure the work is adhering to the designs intent.

It’s also important that you are involved in the construction process as well - even if that just means consulting with the architect from time to time - so that you can express any concerns you have as the project takes shape.

Looking to finally model your dream home? Well Built helps you bring your remodelling dreams into reality. Call us today at (416) 882-4606 to learn more about our architectural design services!

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