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Grand River Home Designs

Grand River Home Designs

5.0 (2)
We have been designing homes for all around the world since 1987.  Have had some designs in features such as builder magazine and Architectural digest as well as many awards from home shows across the country. Our designs are what the client needs and wants are, this is first, combined with the knowledge we have in residential construction and diffrent eras of designs criteria. We are versed in many styles, eras and functions of residential design.  From Modern to Victorian, from Tiny house designs to Mansions.  We have done it all and with many diffrent types of construction, Standard frame to Concrete, Steel, Passive solar an ... View Profile
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ReEnvision LLC

ReEnvision LLC

5.0 (1)
I take the time to learn about you and your family so the designs I provide are a reflection of your lifestyle. I believe spaces should not only be beautiful but should be functional and comfortable to work with your day-to-day life.
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Aaron Schump//architect

Aaron Schump//architect

AS//A is an architecture, urban design and research studio operating at the intersection of civic and ecological systems, urban and rural environments, and digital and physical processes. We explore the complexity of these relationships through a rigorous and collaborative design process aimed at uncovering the specifics of place, culture and materials to create buildings that are environmentally and culturally responsive. Focused on crafting value at multiple scales, we aim to achieve maximum aesthetic and social influence while employing minimum economic and environmental impact. We believe that well crafted spaces can positively affect our ... View Profile
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Asap Flawless Painting &  Flooring

Asap Flawless Painting & Flooring

We are a reliable service. Our affordable prices and excellent quality set us apart from other competitors. We are a newer company, however, we have decades of experience in a multitude of trades.  Our main purpose is to help the customers by doing a quality job each and every time.  We hold a 5 star rating on thumbtack, Facebook, bbb, Angie's list, top rated flooring and Painting company on google and we plan on getting a 5 star review from you.  ... View Profile
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B+A Architecture

B+A Architecture

B+A Architecture strives to provide the best solution and design response to our clients, meeting their particular criteria in terms of spatial needs, image and funding. A particular predetermined style or solution is never imposed on a project but evolves contextually through the design process with the client and the team in a collaborative process. We take pride in our ability to listen and address the specific needs of our clients and to provide creative solutions in collaboration with our client.  ... View Profile
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RDM Architecture

RDM Architecture

A core belief at RDM Architecture is that the successful architectural design is an exercise in creative problem solving and finding a common-sense solution to fit the needs and aspirations of our clients.  We are passionate about how each solution becomes reality.  We care. We listen. We produce superior architecture and our reputation is a testament to this tradition of quality. We believe in communication and team work in every phase of the design and construction process.  Your Ideas in combination with our experience and expertise is what makes each project successful. Founded almost 40 years ago in 1979 as a solo practic ... View Profile
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Frequently asked questions

How much does an architect cost near me?

Hiring an architect costs 5% to 20% of the total project cost, depending on the size and type. Some architects charge $100 to $250 per hour, while others charge $2 to $15 per square foot for new construction. The flat-rate cost for an architect to draw plans is $2,000 to $20,000.

What services does an architecture firm provide?

Architectural services include the planning, designing, and drawing of home plans and remodeling projects, and managing the construction contracts on behalf of homeowners. Other services include obtaining permits, producing documentation required for the city, and obtaining certificates of occupancy for completed projects.

  • Consultation and schematic design – Pre-design planning, ideas, and concepts are presented and developed with client feedback. Then a rough sketch is designed to ensure the building requirements are clearly understood.
  • Design development – The rough sketches are developed, reviewed, and refined into final drawing plans, specifications, and elevations.
  • Construction documents – The architect helps the client select materials and finishes, coordinates with other designers and engineers, and produces a set of legal contract documents ready for building.
  • Contract negotiation – The architect solicits bids from building contractors and helps the client select and hire a contractor.
  • Construction contract administration – The architect manages the contractors to resolve any conflicts, ensures the project is built to the drawing plans and specifications, and performs a final inspection.

Do I need a residential architect or a contractor?

  • Hire an architect when building a custom home or for home remodeling projects involving structural changes or costs beyond 5% of your house's value.
  • Hire a general contractor for house renovations or remodeling projects that don't involve structural changes or costs less than 5% of your home's value.
  • Hire a structural engineer for remodeling projects that involve the house's stability, such as knocking down a wall, rebuilding a chimney, or planning an addition.

Does a home architect have to be licensed?

Residential building and remodeling projects may be exempt from requiring a licensed architect in the design, depending on the state. States require locally licensed architects to stamp drawing plans for commercial building projects.

How do I find an architect in my area?

Start by searching our list of remodeling architects, then compare reviews and costs. After finding and contacting potential services:

How to choose an architect:

  • Get at least three estimates from local architects to compare.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Select companies that are licensed, bonded, and experienced.
  • Verify their license, insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Look for architects that are a member of The American Institute of Architects.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a full itemized estimate in writing.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

After asking questions and verifying their credentials, hire the best architectural services near you.

What questions to ask local architects before hiring?

When hiring an architectural designer, ask them the following questions:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • How many similar projects have you completed?
  • Are there any potential complications you foresee with this project?
  • What is your architect style?
  • Can I see your license and liability insurance?
  • Can you provide testimonials and references from past customers?
  • What type of renderings (3D, video, illustrative drawings) will you submit?
  • Can you handle special requirements such as ADA or LEED?
  • How long will the project take?
  • Do you help with finding and hiring general contractors and subcontractors?
  • What does your warranty policy include?
  • What is your fee structure and schedule?
  • What services are included in the cost?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate or contract?
  • What happens when your costs exceed the budget?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

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