A guide to choosing better…
Most often people tend to wonder as to why they need to hire an Architect or a professional to do their designing, when the job can be done quite easily by themselves or someone with a different qualification who can probably provide them “free advice” or guide them for presumably lesser fees. Well lets provide you with a different perspective, as to why you need to hire a professional to help you with your design requirements.
Here is a list of reasons why you should hire a professional and how you can make your designing experience a better one:
Fine approach to the project:
The end result of any task that you take up hugely depends on the way you approach it. In the same way, if and when you hire an architect he/she not only analyzes the site situation but also takes into consideration your perceptive, requirements and puts forth a better prognosis of the project. This makes up to a better result which you end up loving.
‘MONEY’ a very important factor when it comes to taking up any construction or interior design project. An architect will provide you with the best of the solutions according to your budget as he/she has a better understanding of the market. Not only he/she will bargain with the contractor with more confidence but will also provide you with options according to your budget that are a cut above. If not you might end up spending more than necessary.
Architecture equals Design so who better to guide you than a profession with a full time job which is designing. An architect will guide you towards a beautiful design, with all that you need not just spatially but elevation wise as well, as per your requirements. He/ She will provide you with views and drawings for your interpretation so as to make you understand the design better. Not only will you be able to visualize better but you can also provide better suggestions to your project if you understand the design well enough.
Functionality is a key when it comes to designing. If used wisely we get the most amazing results else we end up in a soup. Imagine having a washbasin that’s directly visible through your main entrance that’s absolutely a NO-NO. Avoid such blunders by simply getting a professional advice. An architect will provide you with structures that are well designed and in such a way that they are absolutely functionally efficient.
Superior choice of materials.
Architectural education focuses a lot on materials. Hence professionals have a better understanding of what materials to choose depending on the location, availability, budget and likings. Professionals know what goes well together and also have a knowledge as to suggesting you the best of the solutions. Giving you an end result you will love.
Improved onsite guidance and execution:
One of the added benefits of hiring a skilled architect is that you don’t have to go through the hassle of the contractor not being able to execute what you have envisioned. With detailed drawings and timely visits all of the on-site issues are easily solved. Readable drawings equal to better execution.
Better co-ordination and suggestions in terms of construction agencies:
Good Management is an essence of a well timed and well executed project. A well managed project ends up in time and also there is a lesser chance of errors which an Architect can help you with. Other than that Architects also have their tried and tested set of contractors and agencies which they can suggest you in case you need any.
Superior Practical knowledge:
An architect will always keep forth your safety and will never compromise on the same. Practical knowledge is very important when it comes to executing a construction project with the awareness in all of the fields right from structural design, services and building sciences. You will be left with a safe sound project complete in all aspects.
A great design also gives back great returns if you end up selling the same. Real estate being one of the very economically beneficial fields, the price of a property increases depending on its condition. A well designed property will not only have a great resale value but will also be a crowd puller. Well designed structures have a general tendency of selling faster than non designed ones.
Hope this article solves all of the queries and questions in your mind and helps you choose better for your own good. Best of Luck !