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How To Hire The Best Architect To Build Your Beach House

March 6, 2017 • Ben Filly

A lot of people have a tough time finding the right architect to design the beach home. They find it’s a bit daunting to choose from the multitude of available options. The first thing you must realize when addressing this problem is that not everybody is good at being an architect, they may be qualified as one but not everybody has the same creative skills or capacity. If you want the best designs for your house you need to find the best one, and it is not as hard as you would think to do so. You just need a good plan or check list of things to do when trying to select an architect.

Now when you go to buy the land you will probably do a search such as property for sale Bali for an example. In that same context you should do a search for architects in the area to get a few potential candidates. Make a list of the ones with the best reviews. Now you will probably be going to check out the land and finalize the sale right? When you do you should ask the person selling the land to you for some recommendations as well. Combine those names with the list that you already have and then try and visit as many of these candidates in person as you can. 

If you want more names maybe do a Google search such as villas for sale in Bali and check the results for designs that you like. Sometimes they might mention to the architect or perhaps you could ask them for information on the architect. Either way you need to go meet them. Keep in mind that there are sometimes firms that have both architects and contractors on their payroll. In the long run this might be better option for you rather than hiring an architect and contractor separately. Of course the architect you hire might also have some contractors that he usually uses in his or her projects and can be trusted.

When you meet them you need to make sure that they are able to provide the services that you want. It’s pointless paying for someone who can’t turn your concepts into reality. So have a good chat with them. At that point you should also discuss what the fees would be and such. It would be best for you to know how much they will end of costing before anything else. Make sure that there aren’t any hidden costs. Finally you have the contract. Now be very careful with this. Make sure that you read it very carefully and understand what the architect will be reasoning for. If you are going with a firm you need to be even more through. At the end of the day hiring an architect is same as hiring the services of any skilled service provider. Just make sure that you pick the right one and you should be fine.

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