Looking to renovate your house but not sure where to start? Ever thought about building your dream home but feel totally overwhelmed by the process? Never fear – Ask An Architect is here! This fab new online portal has been created to help people with buying, building, renovating or maintaining their home. It also is a great way for home owners to build trust and confidence in engaging and working with an architect.
To give us an entree to Ask an Architect, I asked some of Australia’s tops architects to share their number one renovation tip. This is what they had to say!
Renovation Tips from Some of Australia’s Best Architects
Obtain independent high quality design advice, together with a conservative opinion of the probable cost of the total project [including structural engineer and other Council-required consultants, Council requirements and fees for all necessary permits], not just the proposed building works – Michael Jones, Ask an Architect Sydney
Maintain control of the building procurement process by optimising design aspirations with monetary outlays – translating into ‘ask an architect.’ An architect will facilitate this process. – Peter Georgiev, Ask an Architect Melbourne
Decide what you want to achieve and what you can afford to spend – Cornelis Wegman, Ask an Architect Hobart
Engage an architect to provide professional advice to assist in design and managing the process of approvals and the building construction – Judith Phillips, Ask an Architect Canberra
The design is the crucial thing; so employ an architect to get it right, to suit your budget and to make it really sing – Patrick Irwin, Ask an Architect Perth