When you think about building the home of your dreams, you want to have a team you can trust and are confident can achieve that goal. At the same time, there are many other considerations to make, such as the scope of the project, what you want to achieve in the end result, and most especially, how much it will cost.
If you have a custom project in mind, it is always best to have your plans laid out in front of you first. Who do you turn to handle that for you? Some people may choose to have an architect draw up their plans while others may want to consult first with remodeling contractors. Post & Beam Design/Build can help you pinpoint what would be the right option for you.
The Pros and Cons of Hiring Architects
Architects are designers by craft. They are the ones who design the plans and put together an image of what you the client would hope to see. The design they present to clients can be anything from hand-drawn sketches to computer-generated imagery.
One of the largest drawbacks to this is that many of the plans that do not make it past this stage. Building plans halt because the size of the project may be too large for the budget. Many factors can hinder the project’s development and inflate the cost, such as heating and air conditioning, remodeling certain areas, and testing for hazardous materials, as examples.
Architects will often charge for their services before beginning a project, so typically homeowners will pay for the entire project upfront. If a project does not come to pass, then you may not be able to ask the architect for a refund.
Should I Hire a Remodeling Contractor Instead?
One of the ways our Baltimore County remodeling contractors handles every aspect of the project, from design to the construction. Everything is done in-house. We strive to keep all of our work within your budget so that you do not have to look to third-parties to handle the design or other aspects.
As part of our commitment to our customers, we keep them up-to-date about every phase of the project, from beginning up to completion. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau® and are one of the top-rated companies in the area, having served Baltimore County for more than 25 years.
If you are looking to start your next major project, please be sure to contact us today and request an estimate. We look forward to hearing from you.