For the majority people, their house is an investment that they spend maximum on. So, you need to do it once, but the need is to do it perfectly. You can educate yourself about the various aspects of construction through blogs and design as many designs as you can, using the online tools. You may also discuss with your friends, the ideas that you have for the design and prepare them all on your own. However, you cannot rule out the need for a residential architect.
Take an example of a cab driver. He does not drive a car because he wants to travel, but because he has to earn. He is a licensed driver who has got the driver’s license after passing a test. He knows the town, though, with the GPS, even you can navigate with ease, but you cannot underestimate the knowledge that the cab drivers have about the routes of a city and the experience that they in driving.
Similarly, an architect’s role cannot be considered insignificant. An architect can assist you in building a house, with a structure that can withstand the course of time and the damaging weather conditions prevailing at the given location.
Besides this, you need to understand that, the house that you are building in the present time will be the house that you might stay in for a long time, say twenty years. This implicates that there will be changes in your life and lifestyle. For example, the need for space in the house may be different for a bachelor and a family with kids. Renovating the house every stage of life and for every change in life, can be a costly affair. Therefore, not hiring an architect prior to construction to avoid paying him or her for services, can turn out to be expensive later.
Hence, the importance of a residential architect cannot be ruled out. He or she can clear all your doubts and provide you with a unique and cost-effective design. Your home is a special place, and you will want its base to be strong and the whole property to reflect your style.
Conclusion: For people having even a bit of knowledge or for “will do it ourselves” people, hiring and paying an architect to design the architectural plan of their dream house might be like an extra expense. But, It’s exactly the opposite. Hiring an architect is like a future investment because an architect will give you a house that is way beyond your imagination. Also, a house designed by a certified architect is made according to the government norms and has a higher resale value.