With the right tools, materials, and team, most small-scale remodeling projects can be completed easily on your own. As the scope and complexity of your project grow, however, you may have to start thinking about finding professional help. Here are four signs you need an architect for your remodeling project.
Your Project Requires Structural Changes
As you plan your remodel, identify your goals with the space and consider the potential scope of your project. If you plan to change the space’s physical structure or layout, or if you’re adding functional elements like electricity or plumbing, hiring a professional architect will ensure that everything is done properly and safely. He or she will also ensure that your project complies with all codes and regulations.
You Need a Permit or a Loan
Hiring a professional is helpful even if you plan to do most of the remodeling work on your own. For example, architects can provide you with detailed project plans, which you will need if your remodeling is extensive enough to require a permit. You may also need project plans if you’re getting a loan for the remodeling costs.
You Need to Take a More Hands-Off Role
Hiring an architect for your remodeling project is also helpful if you are unable to commit yourself fully to the work. Architects can be as involved as you need them to be, even if that means managing every aspect of the project from start to finish. You’ll free up much of your personal and professional time and have the peace of mind that a professional is handling the job.
You Want a Neater, More Professional Finished Product
Your new space should update your professional image, improve your operations, and impress clients. An architect will have an extensive portfolio of work and the knowledge and skills needed to deliver a top-notch finished product. By applying design, engineering, and ergonomic expertise, an architect will ensure that your finished space exceeds your expectations and enhances your overall image.
Hiring an architect ensures that your remodeling project is completed skillfully, safely, and in compliance with codes and regulations. Our team at Pascal Architects offers a range of architectural services to clients in New Orleans and New York, including interior architecture and design, historic restoration and preservation, and forensic architecture. To learn more about the services we offer, call us in New Orleans at 504-304-3625, or in New York at 212-560-9166.