Do I Need An Architect For My Home Renovation?

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We hear it often that people think that they need to hire an architect for their project and while some other contractors might recommend that, we take pride in being able to handle both your design and build needs. Read on to learn more about why you should consider using Noah Construction & Builders for your next renovation

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Renovation Timing 

Designing someone’s dream home is an extremely important job. And to do it right, you also need to understand how long it will take to design and build that home. If you sign off on plans that take 6 months to build but you can’t find another temporary location for that long, that could mean a lot of unexpected costs. As an example, here’s what the average renovation process looks like: 

1) Design/Plans: 2-3 months 

2) Permits: 2-4 months 

3) Construction: 4-6 months (depending on size of the job)

Cost for Architectural Plans 

Hiring an outside architect can be a major expense. They typically charge a fee which on average can range from 8-15% of the construction costs. Plus, you usually only get a few rounds of revisions. So, if you need additional changes once you start working with a contractor, you’ll end up spending a lot more money to get your plans right. Plus, you’re spending a lot of money upfront before even knowing the costs of your renovation. 

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Renovation Costs 

Architects specialize in building design which means they can only provide a very rough ballpark cost for your home renovation. Imagine approving plans for your dream home only to find out later that the renovation will cost 20-30% more once you start speaking to contractors? 

The Noah Difference

At Noah Construction, we take out all the guesswork. We are an all-in-one Design & Build Company which saves you time and money. Here’s how:

  • We spend the time upfront to understand your wants and needs and then provide FREE 3D designs of your renovation. So, you can visualize what you’ll get before you even spend a penny. 
  • Based on those designs we provide you with a transparent and accurate budget from the start. No hidden costs or teasing you with a low budget at first and then adding on major costs throughout the renovation. 
  • Once you’re happy we then have your formal architectural plans created so you know your home will be structurally sound but also beautifully designed. All based on the designs we originally created. 

We believe that every home should be a reflection of its owners, which is why we take the time to get to know our clients before asking them to spend money. This allows us to customize a plan that meets your needs. We understand that committing to a home renovation is a big expense and those outdated ways of hiring an architect first just won’t cut it anymore. 

Give our team a call at 631.750.2837 to schedule your consultation today and see for yourself why we’ve become Long Island’s #1 Design & Build Home Renovation Company!

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