When building a custom home, one of the most important members of the team is the architect. Finding a certified architect may seem like a daunting task because the choice should be carefully considered. Here are three questions you should ask any architect before hiring them:
Who will actually design the project? While there are individual architects who market and design their own projects, it is much likelier that a design firm will handle the task. Ensure that you are able to speak to the actual designer for the best results.
How is the project managed? In addition to having a single point of contact on the job site, a homeowner should get a detailed time line and job spec sheet. These items will ensure that the hob flows smoothly, in a timely manner and on budget.
Can I see a rendering beforehand? Modern computer technology allows 3-D renderings of any project to be affordable produced. Get one. It is indispensable.
For more information on these particular questions and other topics related to hiring an architect, please contact us at the Design Build Team at 913-722-1443.
Design Build Team was recently featured in the KC Magazine article, “The Craft of Designing Light with Design Build Team“. The article features DBT and our unique take on modern design. KC Magazine toured the offices, while our master builder David Dussair, spoke on the importance of designing with light, proportions and nature in mind.
“DBT is embracing architectural elements in their work that are incredibly natural, making their spaces feel very comfortable, even when they are unfamiliar.”, notes KC Magazine. The Design Build Team focuses on designing around the needs of the client to bring a calming and almost cozy feel to each project. The article also spoke to the way DBT artfully maintains it’s design virtue while reflecting the varied tastes of our clientele, “From traditional to contemporary, the styles are expertly crafted, but the good design of DBT’s signature look does not lose its integrity.”
Design Build Team’s passion and knowledge for architecture was highlighted throughout the article, KC magazine wrote “The team at DBT also exudes the thing that all great business teams project and that is a true love for what they do.” To read the full article about the Design Build Team please visit the KC Magazine Website. To learn more about Design Build Team visit our website at http://designbuildteam.com/.
Photos via KC Magazine.
We can’t all be Carrie Bradshaw from “Sex in the City” and have our own custom-built closet best suited for our many Manolo Blahnik heels. However, you don’t have to sacrifice your life savings to have a closet best suited for your fashion finds. Here are few highlights in powerful home design that will help guide your way.
Lighting is essential for any closet. However, bright lights or fluorescent bulbs can fade clothes and leave fabrics in shambles. Opt for cove lighting that is recessed in strategic locations such as in the flooring and the walls. Alternatively, hang a vintage chandelier that is fitted with low watt bulbs for a glamorous choice.
As for the color scheme, who says that all closets must be solid white? Spice up your interior with a splash of color. Using a single accent wall painted in a dark color will add interest and depth to your space. Alternatively, you can paint the walls in a dark shade while using cabinetry in light hues, such as cream colored shelving on a navy blue background.
At Design Build Team Inc. you’ll find individualized home design solutions for your dream closet.