Sometimes, enough is enough. Problems with the way that your home is designed or the way that it looks simply can’t be put off any longer, and as result you’ve taken the first steps in order to change the way your home looks. For many of us, we’ll look forward to our first site visit by an architectural designer or architect. But what exactly does a site visit entail? Mostly, it’s all about getting the project off the ground. An architecture professional will visit you at your home in order to discuss your proposal and set expectations, as well as ascertain the best way to provide what you, as a client, wants.
A word to the wise: While some firms charge for this service, good ones do not. Take BR Architecture for instance – a luxury house designer in Chester. This architecture specialist advises clients in regard to ideas, design, costs, and what approvals are required – all for free. This free advice is absolutely invaluable, and assists the architect themselves ascertain how to approach something for the desired result – for example visualisation of a desired result, free access to measurements, and of course generally getting a feel for the space and what will, and won’t work as well as ascertain potential.
This, of course, is just as important as the work itself. Would you trust an architect to make major structural changes to your home if they hadn’t set a foot inside the door? We certainly wouldn’t. Plans and photographs are one thing of course, but nothing quite beats being there, as well as listening to a client’s plans in an immediate fashion, and be very well advised on what you want.
Clients in themselves are different, too. While some clients have a very clear idea of what they are looking for from day one, a meeting helps the architect ascertain with other clients what sort of change they need. Plus, the opportunity to get a feel for the building!
Research shouldn’t be a service which you have to pay for. If you choose the right architect, you’ll have this imperative part of the service absolutely free of charge.