If you are planning to do some renovations or extension in your home, you will have to sit down and consider a few vital things and go over in deciding to hire either an architect, a designer, or a contractor.
But then, before you go deeper into your plan, check out these basic factors that can help you make a good decision later in bringing out your plan for your project a success.
You have to initially identify and confirm with yourself what you want and need to happen according to your plan, what have you envisioned the place according to its functionality, what style and design are you planning to put up, noting down every bit detail of your preferences to better lay out the plan.
Once you have that laid out, know your budget and be practical with it, remember that you get what you pay for when it comes to service, therefore, if you want quality work, spare an appropriate budget for it and stick with it unless you can spare more.
Now in order to carry out your plan you have to know which professional you exactly need, an architect that can draw up a plan to make it happen according to your preferences, a designer that can also plan for you and incorporate ideas and features according to your wants, while a contractor will man the entire project and will have his own team of manpower to get the job all done as planned.
Both the architect and designer, are paid on an hourly basis and when hired individually will have to work together with your contractor that is paid according to the contract of work on the project, however, there are some contractors that have their own team of architect and designer, nonetheless, who you hire will still depend on the scope of work and how big the project is.
So you will have to weigh more on which among these professionals have more involvement in the completion of your project, according to what needs to be achieved and how it can be practical on the budget that you set, and look into the better side that which is favorable for you too.
In this case, by being able to determine what you really want and need and identifying your preferences, you can make a guided decision, howbeit, still you have to look into the greater picture and do a more extensive research to still empower your choices to bring the expected success and completion of your project.