– The independent architect or designer (not to be confused with freelancers) is another huge advantage. He does not need to pay for an office, staff salaries, etc. Therefore, the work of such architects ‘to flow’ can not be named. Most often, such a free architect is no more than one project and giving him all his working time, which leads to a more detailed elaboration of the project and reduce the number of errors. Also, the absence of major costs can get an apartment project design, if not free, it costs considerably less than that architectural office.
– You have probably viewed many sites and already know about pricing for the implementation of the project design. I want to assure you that despite the fact that prices have all significantly different, as a result of your costs will be approximately the same, no matter where you ordered the project. How is it? The simplest is to impose your ‘extra’ services. Like a paid print albums or paid consultations. Most worryingly, when price rises during the design work. That is, after you’ve already paid a prepayment raises some difficult circumstances because of which the cost of the project is greatly increased. This may be complex site requiring calculation or additional drawing, which is in the initial project was not included.
Due to the fact that it is impossible to take an advance payment, you will always have to pay extra and spoil their nerves. – It is clear that an agreement about all advance impossible. There will always be force majeure requiring revision or complete alteration of the project. This may be a ‘surprise’ appeared out of nowhere a gas pipe, complex soils, communications, or have simply change the ‘vision’ of the project. The only way to avoid it – is to work with a small advance – 10-30% of the cost of the project. To such stringent conditions can go only private, independent architect who appreciates each his client, and even willing to do a new design project of apartments for free, if the old version of the project, you are no longer suitable. But always remember that the free cheese is only in a mousetrap, and perhaps make a design project apartments free of charge and can only be very good, at least partially. Independently carry out a sketch, to pick up the materials and, of course, you can save a large sum of money if independently exercise supervision.