The 6 Steps to Planning a Successful Building Project

There are 6 vital steps that you need to take when planning a building project. These steps will ensure that your renovations are successful.

Choose a Design Professional

In order to create a detailed plan and scope of the work, most people will hire an architect or interior designer or both. It is important to note that each company will do things differently and the design licenses needed will vary depending on the state. A lot of designers will work on projects that do not require a lot of structural change and could offer suggestions on materials and colour selection. Architects will often take on a range of work, but some will only work on the permits and floor plans leaving the electrical plan and other interior items to another designer.

The selection process will generally start with an interview which could take a few weeks depending on how many professionals you are contacting. The interview is your chance to understand the services that are offered and see if they match with what you want. It is vital that you set a budget for the project before you look for a design professional. This enables you to clearly communicate with the firm and ensure that the design is what you want to invest in.

Create a Plan

The plans for your project will also be known as the schematic designs. They will include a rough layout of the floor plan and some simple views of the exterior of the house if there is going to be an addition and must be compliant with the new HMO rules. It is important to note that it will take time for these plans to be worked out and you will need to take a week or two to consider them and make … Read More ...

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