What’s the Process?
Having an architect, contractor and designer involved in a project can seem overwhelming. But more people don’t necessarily mean more money. In fact, choosing your team wisely can save you money in the long run. Although The English Contractor can—and often does—manage many a home renovation or addition project, larger scale projects can run much more smoothly with an architect in the mix.
In fact, engaging with an architect can be a smart first step in a new build or major overhaul. And it works even better when you do so with a contractor right at your side. Your architect likely has some contractors to recommend—and a strong working relationship between your architect and contractor can pay dividends along the way.
You’re likely wondering, though, does a designer need to be involved at this point? Shouldn’t you wait until your project is ready for those final details? It can be hard to think of finishing touches when you’re just starting to think about tearing down walls.
However, we believe in the adage that a stitch in time saves nine. By having a good idea of design details from the very beginning can help your contractor adjust the process and save you money. For example, selecting your flooring, your contractor can adjust plans to accommodate position of built in cabinetry and door thresholds. If we know the size of your window and door trim, we can better plan for the placement of light switches. By working together in this way, we’ll provide you with a much better finished product!