Choosing an Architect/Draftsperson
I have assumed that we would spend about $5,000 on a plan from an architect. Made 4 phone calls today, two of them were much more high end and charge 10% of the build, and the other two sounded more like quicker drafting type places. Those were both under $5,000 for what I wanted done. One of them I didn't like and the other one I did. I'm not sure though that it wont just be "punching" my photos in to make them work in the spaces? I would really hope to get some creativity on the other end. Otherwise I'm not sure I shouldn't just play with sketchup for the next year and consult them if I am not happy with what I come up with? We won't be building until 2015, and I had hoped to have a year or so to work on the plan. I am probably just wanting to get more than I pay for, but I would really hope to get something extra for not using a stock plan. These guys did not mention coming to my location to see the site, so maybe I don't even need to shop locally. I know I am wanting a 1 1/2 story plus full basement in a traditional/craftsman/country sort of style. Nothing too crazy, but I really am hoping that my final product is something special!