Whether you’re thinking about redesigning your bathroom, considering a loft conversion or even dreaming of a new build, it always helps to have the expertise of an architectural designer. From initial designs to recommendations for tradesmen, a design expert has a wealth of experience you can utilise to the full. However small you may think your design needs are, expert architectural advice provides the best options for your project and puts your budget to best use.

Here are five reasons to use an architectural designer:

1.  Unlock untapped potential

Discussing your options first with an expert can help you to clarify your ideas or open up unexpected new ones while keeping in mind your needs and aspirations. An architectural designer also thinks practically as well as creatively, so can tell you how your design will impact on the rest of your house. Your home is seen as a whole. From unlocking extra space and storage solutions to ideas for allowing in more natural light, expert advice can identify a range of ways to enhance your home without necessarily needing to redesign everything.

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2.  Make your vision a reality

It’s hard to truly imagine the ideas and possibilities for your home without having concept design drawings. Such drawings provide you with essential information from which you can develop your ideas, consider design options and gain some idea of the costs involved. Professionally drawn designs are then also used in submissions for planning permission, can be sent to builders for detailed quotes, and used by contractors.

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3.  Add resale appeal

See your home improvements as an investment rather than an expense. The more you improve your home with a better use of space or gaining planning permission for a larger extension, the greater potential there is to increase its value. Good design not only ensures a better end-result that looks great and functions well, it’s also something that will be noticed by future buyers. By engaging an architectural design expert, you’ll be able to create a home that fulfils your lifestyle needs, gets the best out of your budget and creates a space you could not have achieved by yourself.


4.  Help with the planning process

Not every home improvement project needs planning permission, but it helps to have expert guidance to make sure you’re not proceeding with work that might need local authority or building control approval. This saves you time and aggravation and gives you peace of mind that your project won’t fall foul of bad design or planning mistakes resulting in costly, legally required changes.

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5.  Tap into invaluable experience

No one will understand the design of your project better than an architectural designer, who also knows the build process inside out. That means your professionally drawn designs will not only satisfy the planning needs of a local authority, but also provide you and your contractor with a vital reference point in helping to manage the time, quality and cost of your home project.

With more than 30 years’ experience in architectural design, KDR can help with your home improvements and renovations.


Chat with Kevin Todd to discuss your ideas on 07973 227925 or email: kevintodd@kdr.org.uk


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