Depending upon your needs and what you request from the architect, you can expect to receive a basic design plan, which will show floor plans and exterior elevations (for additions). These drawings will be useful in talking with contractors and establishing a project budget. If your project does not require building permits, these drawings might be all you need. Under normal circumstances, the architect will also provide complete construction drawings for your project.

Your architect will ensure that an addition attaches seamlessly to your existing home, matching building materials and design.

Your architect will also offer new design ideas and help you find the most economical ways to approach your remodel or home addition.

Many architects also provide some project management services to ensure accurate building to plan.