Considering Hiring An Architect For Your Home Renovation? Here’s Some Advice From the Experts

Ask the Brisbane Architecture & Home Renovation Specialists

So you’ve decided to renovate – hooray and congratulations! You’re about to begin an exciting process. But after the glow of renovation buzz has settled down, you may find yourself at a confusing crossroads. Where do you start? What needs to be done? How much will it cost?

An architect can answer all these questions for you.

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When what you want is seemingly obvious – say, a kitchen refit, a bathroom update and a deck out the back – the next step some people take is to start talking to builders.

But what if every builder comes up with a different solution?

We’d say that sends a clear signal your renovation isn’t as obvious as you thought and it’s time to start talking to an architect.

Most of us only get one chance to renovate a family home. But there’s no value in a quick fix if the outcome is a poor design. The loss of value will not only impact your home but also your quality of life.

Needs and priorities vary as your family changes. You don’t want to lock in a renovation today that will be limited to future options – or worse, require you to demolish and start all over again. This could happen as a result of poor planning and lack of professional consultation. 

Long-lasting design is not DIY. It is carefully considered, planned out and applied with painstaking care. The functionality of a long-lasting home design should be seamless. You’ll know it when you have it because you’ll feel it, not see it.

Small Lot Architecture Kitchen design by PlaceMate Brisbane Architects

Property Photography by Carole Margand Caco Photography

At PlaceMate, we do more than just draw up plans. We help you make good design decisions to last your lifetime.

We start by listening. We find out what you love about your home and what dislike. We find out where you spend most of your time, how you leave and how you come home. Where consider where your family spends time together and how you separate when you want to be apart. We find out what you need and what haven’t got.

Then we respond with a solution. PlaceMate renovations are about creating homes that match the lifestyles of the people living in them. We open up spaces you want more of and hide away those you dislike. We generate designs to meet both your immediate and long-term needs.

So, whatever’s on your wish list – that sleek modern kitchen or the new fresh pool  – the team at PlaceMate have you covered. We will provide you with an opportunity for a home renovation that’s uniquely designed to fit you, your lifestyle and the people you share it with.