If your remodel or house addition is modest, you may not need to incur the expense of commissioning an architect for complete consultation and drawings. One way to reduce the cost of drawings for your project is to find an architect who will provide consulting services and rough sketches only. With this alternative, the architect comes to your home for only an hour or two, talks with you about what you want to accomplish with your addition or remodeling project, and simply provides a few quick sketches of possible designs and plans. After choosing the design you like best, take the sketches to a drafting company and have them produce the construction drawing and specifications your contractor will need. This alternative could save you as much as $1,500.

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