10 Things to Confirm Before Starting Work 1. THE PROGRAM
• The program is the Owner’s list of requirements for the project. It forms the scope of work and is important to clarify up front.
2. OWNER’S BUDGET FOR THE COST OF WORK
• Be clear about whether the Owner’s budget is for construction only, or if it is to include architectural fees. If the Architect doesn’t know your budget until the design is finished, they can’t properly advise you if your budget is realistic for t
10 Questions to Ask Before you Hire Investing in a new building project can be intimidating. For many people, it's the biggest investment they will ever make. Hiring a competent and experienced design professional is the first step to a successful project. Here are 10 questions to ask before you hire. For more advice or to find an architect, contact the Institute of Bermuda Architects. 1. How much experience do you have with the building type and size of my project and ca
10 questions to ask (and answer) yourself What would you change—and keep—about your current home? What is your lifestyle? (That is, are you at home a great deal? Do you work from home? Do you entertain often? How much time do you spend in the living areas, bedrooms, kitchen, den or office, utility space, etc.?) How much time and energy are you willing to invest to maintain your home? What do you think the addition/renovation/new home should look like? When planning a new home
When we are often thinking of our New Year resolutions, we may be looking to finally tackle a small (or large) scale renovation project. Having a realistic budget in mind when first approaching this project, will save you time and headaches throughout the design and construction process. By sharing your budget with your architect upfront, they can help you set realistic expectations and can work with you to develop a design that meets your needs. Construction budgets can be t