When it comes to new home builds, working with residential architects adds a lot of value other than the obvious design benefit. Residential architects know a lot of ways to oversee the home construction, select high-quality materials, maximise space, and help in navigating the complex approvals process.
The multiple benefits of working with residential architects for new home builds include:
Efficient planning of all spaces
Practical and efficient planning out of all the home space is the top benefit provided by a residential architect. The design a good architect could come up with would be appropriately-sized spaces that are adjacent and work well with other spaces. Of course, your wants and needs will always be implemented with the design. However, the separation of spaces created by the floor plan design of an architect is more compact, efficient, and perfect for your lifestyle and preferences.
Character and aesthetic value
The most obvious and unique function of an architect is to provide an aesthetic home design. The most valuable contribution of an architect to a new home project is to create stylish and appealing spaces that work for you, your family, and your tastes.
The education, training, and experience of a reputable architect make him/her a naturally creative problem solver. An OK home design becomes an awesome design with a few creative tweaks from an architect. The best news is that no additional cost is seen with the creative input from an architect. In fact, the creative tweaks make the spaces of the home not only function better; they look better as well.
Some creative solutions that you’ve probably would never have thought of become a reality with help from an architect.
Flexible and functional home design
Specific user groups and activities need specifically designed spaces. People age and having age-in-place home design allows them to enjoy the same spaces as they grow older. Things such as mounting heights and clearances have to be accounted for in the home design to accommodate the changing need of the homeowners. Specific needs of people with young children or disabilities are also design issues addressed by architects.
Benefits of construction and building knowledge
Building codes and approvals
Zoning, planning, building codes, and approvals are complex requirements that have to be met before commencing on a new home build. The intimate knowledge of architects with all the complexities of building and zoning requirements helps to fast-track the home build project. Homeowners opting to work with an architect at the onset of the project save on time, money, and a lot of stress.
Techniques in building and construction
It is important that the current requirements of building codes are met by the new home build. Modern building systems have evolved with the introduction of newer technologies. This allows the new home build to meet energy-efficiency requirements. The improved techniques and best practices in home constructions today are understood by architects. This knowledge helps an architect to design a home build that meets specific construction codes and regulations.
A host of benefits are gained by a homeowner who chooses to work with an architect at the start of the new home build. While hiring the services of good residential architects is expensive, the benefits they bring to the value are always good value for your money.