Debunking the myth of architectural costs
Architecture is an essential part of any construction project, whether it’s a new home, a commercial building, or a renovation.
It’s the opportunity to bring in creative flair, design and individualism – but the myth of architectural costs puts many people off.
So, what are the main myths that we can debunk when it comes to the cost of architecture?
Myth #1: Architects are too expensive to use
The biggest myth we come across is the belief that architects are always too expensive.
It’s common to think that only very wealthy people are able to enlist the help of an architect, but we believe that view can actually cause many to avoid seeking professional design support. Failing to get the right expertise and advice can lead to poor construction outcomes, compliance issues and, ultimately, dissatisfaction for the property owner.
Of course, the cost of working with an architect will vary depending on a number of things such as the location, the build and the overall plan. The cost of working with an architect can vary depending on the complexity of the project, the level of services required and the location of the project.
And in many cases, architects can work within a client’s budget to help with managing building costs and still provide quality design services.
Myth #2: Architects are only concerned with aesthetics, not functionality
Many people believe that architects only work on large, high-end projects such as luxury homes, commercial buildings or large-scale developments.
However, architects can work on projects of any size and scope, from a small renovation to a new home or a commercial fit-out. Whether you need a simple addition to your home or a complete overhaul of your business premises, an architect can provide tailored design solutions to meet your needs and budget.
We get involved in everything from navigating the local council and advising you on planning regulations and building codes, to conducting site analysis and feasibility studies.
So, even when the cost might seem steep, it’s likely because there are a number of additional – yet essential – tasks that we are performing.
Myth #3: Architects will always exceed your budget
While it’s true that the main goal of an architect is to bring your vision to life, we also want to make it as cost-effective for you as possible. We’ve learned a thing or two about how to avoid costly mistakes and oversights through our experience in creating functional, beautifully formed buildings.
We at Playoust Churcher Architects also take a keen interest in analysing the current market and what buyers are looking for in homes, so as to ensure your project not only meets your requirements but also maximises your home’s future value.
And we are also highly skilled in creating sustainable, durable properties that incorporate energy-efficient designs and lower utility bills. In fact, we’d be confident to say that enlisting an architect may actually help you save money in the long run.
Mistakes can be very expensive to fix when it comes to architecture and construction. Having the best expertise will help you get things right the first time.
Don’t settle for less in your next build
The architectural world is full of myths and misconceptions, but cost shouldn’t be one of them. At Playoust Churcher, we aim to work alongside you with transparency, passion and care.
If you’ve got a future plan for your dream home, contact us today to start bringing your ideas to life.