Architect without the satisfaction
October 14, 2009 9:16 PM Subscribe
Several house structural changes planned but due to finances, work will done as money becomes available (probably spanning 10+ years). Would an architect be interested in this kind of project? How would s/he determine fee?
posted by notcomputersavvy06 to home & garden (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This summer, we bought a house in the school district we wanted but due to local prices, it's old and quite dated (ginormous, ear-splitting, wooden doorbell that rings in 25+ tunes (including Green Sleeves) anyone?) We've already made all the basic inexpensive cosmetic changes we can (taking down wallpaper and painting) but I hate to spend real money on items in rooms I know we want to completely re-do in a few years. Example, why tile a kitchen when I know I want to take out one of the walls? Would a residential architect be willing to draft plans for a house that won't be completed for many, many years? Also, how would an architect calculate her/his fee for this project since, I assume, s/he will want to be paid for the plans rather than base it on a percentage of the cost of the completed project?
Thanks for any help you can give.