3 Things to Know Before You Redesign Your Home
When it comes to designing and planning your home renovation project, it can be quite a rewarding experience. And while it is certainly something that everybody wants to accomplish, it is vital that you take into account all your needs and aspirations especially at the earliest stages of the process. According to the team at Kojo Simpson, the best architect NYC has to offer, when you are able to meet these needs, before meeting with an architect you will have a great framework to inform the discussions of your architectural project – and you will have a far more likely prospect of having your project come out as good as possible. The thing to understand is what the architect’s vital role actually is. in many instances they might work with clients who haven’t undertaken any similar projects in the year’s past, as a big part of their role is to understand your most basic needs and requirements, and to help develop those basic items into a full-fledged architectural plan, fully equipped with drawings and more. However, as we mentioned, those items should be accomplished beforehand, as that will help you to not waste your time, as well as that of someone you choose to hire on for the project. Some of the most vital items include the following.
· A Brief Wish List
At the simplest, according to the team at Kojo Simpson, the best architect NYC has to offer, it is important that the client consider the most important spaces and finishes for your architectural project. Are you looking for a family room with better links to the garden; a master bedroom suite with a suite and dressing room; an improved external appearance to the house; an additional bedroom or bathroom. Once they step onto a project, the team at Kojo Simpson, the best architect Long Island has to offer, expect to see certain things, and some of the most important being what are the “must-have” items and what are the “would be nice to have” items. As part of our initial discussions the overall brief of your architectural project will be developed and this will likely evolve over the project.
· The Scope or Style of the Project
As well as the individual spaces and finishes it is also beneficial to consider the performance of the house and how the house will be used in the future, for example is future adaption required? How sustainable or energy efficient should the house be? What materials or styles do you like? The style and scope, according to the team at Kojo Simpson, the best architect Long Island has to offer, includes both micro-ideas, as well as some of the most overarching themes in the project and the overall design of it as well.
· Budget Considerations
Probably one of the most important aspects of any home renovations project has got to be the budget that you are allotting to be worked with. According to the team at Kojo Simpson, the best architect Long Island has to offer, this will give the design team and architectural company a framework from which they need to stay in and not deviate from. And a series of questions to be answered in regards to the project itself. What range of spend are you considering? what contingencies have you got? Where is the money coming from and are there any conditions attached (re-mortgage etc)? What would happen if there was an overspend on the project? How realistic is the budget? Could the project be undertaken in stages etc.
For more information on your next architectural project, be sure to contact the Best Architect NYC has to offer, Kojo Simpson, today.