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5 Important Questions to Ask Your Architect

Learn the answers to these questions before you begin construction


An architect is the person- in-charge of planning and overseeing your home’s overall construction. Before hiring an architect, make sure that his or her visions are in line with yours. Ask these five essential questions to your architect, before proceeding with the project.

Take note of these questions:

What is your design philosophy?

You must work with an architect who understands the vision of your dream home. By asking your architect’s style, you get to decide if their work is suitable for you.

Have you worked on a similar project before?

Architect Jerry Isles says, “My clients often ask about my working experience. Before hiring an architect, make sure you ask about their portfolio. See how your architect has worked with previous clients.”

How much will be the cost of the project?

Ask how much the architect will charge for your project, and how many payments will be due. Your architect must give you a breakdown of each and every cost in the project.

RL Tip: If you have a budget in mind, don’t be afraid to propose it. Ask your architect if he or she can work within the budget that you have.

How long will the project take?

Your architect must create a feasible timetable for your project. Keep in mind that there are a lot of variables, such as location, budget, materials --- which you need to consider. 

Will you recommend a contractor?

Your architect will provide a list of reliable contractors, which can help you build your dream home. Be involved in the process by evaluating each contractor and reviewing if they can work within your allocated budget.

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