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4 Reasons to Hire an Architect in Pakistan

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Being a design professional, an architect is someone who has the training, vision, ability and expertise to turn your dream into real built facilities. With its ever-growing economy, Pakistan is one of the few countries that has a rapidly growing housing market bringing awareness about improved living standards and use of quality products and facilities through renowned home construction companies. Houses that stand out in glossy magazines are usually the realization of unique ideas of renowned architects. Investing in the construction of a new house or a commercial building can itself be financially consuming, then why is it worth spending more on hiring an architect?

A common misconception in Pakistan is that when you hire an architect to design for you, his/her job ends once a design is provided to you or your constructer. Although this may be an option but architects in Pakistan and specifically architects in Lahore offer a wide range of services which sees a project through from concept to move-in. Therefore, to justify why you should invest in hiring an architect it is important that you are aware of the range of services that they offer.

Secure Your Investment

An audience was once asked whether they would purchase a car from a major vehicle manufacturer or would they rather purchase it from an unlicensed, unsupervised mechanic who claims to “put cars together”? The answer is rather predictable and what is important to note here is that your vehicle probably costs less than your home!  Building a house or a building for any other purpose is a huge investment. Although hiring an architect might add more burden on the pocket however, it will also ensure that your major investment is safeguarded. In order to save future remodeling or repair costs it is better to start your project with some expert ideas and modern building designs that can easily work around your requirements. To have your dream house designed by professionals who will ensure the project can handle extreme environmental conditions is undoubtedly a win-win situation. Hence, what may be one of your largest lifetime investments surely deserves to be designed by someone who has the skill and the experience.

Shaping your Unique Idea

The exhilaration of getting what you want for a home is incomparable. Imagine the satisfaction of bringing your unique idea to life and knowing that your end product is nothing that you’ve ever seen before. Books and magazines may provide you with room arrangements that may work for you but they will seldom give you a combined design that fulfills all of your needs, desires and dreams for your project. The exact dimensions, basement or no basement, proper elevations, the plan being mirrored or not, these are just a few areas where a specialist can assist you and provide you with something that you are looking for.

The Challenge of Construction Coordination

Getting to coordinate with different teams of people from different fields to do a job on “one” project can be very challenging. Furthermore, you may not be able to decode the design and specifications laid down by your architect in order to have it executed accordingly. Therefore, leave the entire task to your architect. Architects usually have contractors who are already on their panel to do different tasks on construction projects for them. This ensures efficient and quality work since the architect has prior experience of working with the contractor. Let the expert communicate the construction plan to other professionals and get the work done in the time that he/she has promised you for the completion of the project.

Resale Perspective

This is a fundamental and commonly overlooked aspect of constructing a house or even a commercial building. People don’t usually plan their dream houses/buildings with the possibility of having to sell it in the future. An architect-designed house can bear in mind the requirements of resale inclusive of design as well as value. It has been seen that houses that have been designed by architects sell not only faster but also at a more competitive price that a standard builder house. Be it Pakistan or anywhere in the world, in the ever-changing economy it is better to realize that your investment in an architect might pay you back many times in many different ways.

Therefore, with a variety of highly professional and competitive architects in Pakistan, it is advisable not to overrule their expert input in designing, constructing and decorating your house because with the slight extra cost comes an array of benefits.