Building Your Dream Apartment

Building Your Dream Apartment

4 key reasons to bring an architect on board for your next project

Julian Caldwell

Hiring an architect as part of your home refurbishment or extension project is not only a good idea, but quite essential. Because humans spend a significant amount of time in their homes and the way those homes are designed has a major impact on how humans behave and feel, employing an expert who dedicates full attention into how the home is refurbished or expanded is certainly a key priority. This article highlights reasons why you should bring an architect on board.

Experience factor

A reputable architect, skilled in home design, will guide you throughout the building process so that you aren't overwhelmed. From the preliminary design ideas to suggestions for supplies and trades, your architect boasts of a vast wealth of experience from which to tap into. They will be your counsel when important construction decisions have to be made. As soon as the builders begin work on the site, the whole construction process will move quite quickly. As the project owner, you'll be expected to make several key decisions as the work progresses and unless you've got the right answers you may end up facing delays and further construction costs. 

Strong relationships

Reputable architects normally have strong connections with builders, contractors and suppliers, all of whom look up to the architect for prospective work. Therefore, they are more likely to provide a good service compared to a scenario where you're managing the refurbishment on your own without an architect. 


A common misconception among many people is that telling the architect the amount of money you have dedicated to a given project will result in you going past your estimated budget. Nothing could be further from the truth. For an architect to advise you appropriately, he or she must be aware how much you are willing to spend. In effect, they can advise you on the most suitable way to invest your cash to make sure you achieve excellent results based on your budget. Based on their advice, you will know where to spend on structural components and where to scale back, for example with finishes to remain within your budget allocation. 


An experienced architect will devise design ideas that you would probably have never thought about on your own. By knowing how you presently use your home and what you expect to achieve with the new design, they can come up with design solutions to solve both your present and future design needs. 

Instead of viewing it from a cost point of view, think about it as an investment. Certainly, an architect can guarantee you a beautiful, functional and affordable home. 


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Building Your Dream Apartment

Hi! My name is Robert. I live in Brisbane with my wife and our two kids. For many years, I have been saving up money so I could build our dream home. I first saw my dream home when I was aged 21. I was on a holiday to the USA and was staying with friends in California. While down on the beach one day, I spotted a lovely mansion house which was high up on the cliffs. I decided that one day, I would like a house like that. Last year, I instructed a team on house builders to begin construction of our new home and I couldn't be happier. I have learnt so much from the experience, I decided to start this blog.