As architects, we get to see a lot of properties. And over the years this has meant we can pick up on a lot of small details that the untrained eye could miss. In fact , many architects are also very knowledgeable about property renovations as well as the property market in general. Partly because this consists of their main area of work.
Planning A Property
One of the most challenging aspects of our work is planning a property. Planning a property out with a client can be stressful and there will likely be areas of agreement as well as disagreement.
In order to be a good professional architect , it is important to find compromise in these disagreements in order to ensure a high standard and professional end result.
One of the best ways in which a property can be planned is by consulting several family members as well as local representatives in a meeting.
Doing this means that agreements can be reached on different types of issues associated with the property prior to work being undertaken and the property being built.
External Factors To Be Considered
As well as the logistics and planning stages that need to be agreed on prior to the property being built, there are also external factors to be considered.
One of the most important external factors that should be considered is the local community. In some cases large properties being built within small local areas can cause friction within the local community.
Therefore it is essential that they are consulted to ensure that it is established there is appropriate resources available to support the new property and the local community.
Clients Improving Their Properties
As mentioned at the start of this article , it is important for us to understand the ways in which clients are improving their properties overall. Lets look at some of the main property improvements they are making to raise their value.
Renovating a property entirely is probably one of the most popular ways in which our clients are raising the overall value of their properties. Typical renovations involve a number of different changes.
For example , changing the floors , paint and tiling in a property can help transform its look and give it a more modern and contemporary feel overall. These can be sourced at low cost providing that the clients have contacts within the property or construction industries.
Another key way in which properties are being improved is through incorporating additional features. For example , the construction of a driveway at a property can help to add to its overall appeal as well as the look of the property itself.
How Can Architects Assist Homeowners With Making Their Properties More Valuable?
Architects have a primary role to design homes as well as other types of buildings. They can also provide support and advice to homeowners about key features of their property thanks to their overall working knowledge of the property industry.
To conclude it is clear that in order for properties to be valuable , being unique as well as having additional features can greatly improve a properties overall value and prospects.