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19 Oct 2021
Architectural design

Levels of Architectural Design Service

When you hear the phrase “architectural design,” what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of designing a house from scratch, or perhaps you think of remodeling an existing room in your house. Residential architects offer a range of design services and every project will require a different combination of involvement and skills.  In this article, we’ll discuss the different service levels typically offered by residential architects. If you have any questions about which level of service is best for your […]

10 Feb 2021
Architect

Short Listing Architects

Choosing an architect is a process that takes time, careful consideration, and deliberation. Once you’ve put together your proposal, we recommend choosing between three to six architects to be on your short list, then narrowing it down from there. But if you’ve never gone through this experience before, how do you know what to look for? How do you determine who is the best architectural firm for the job? What qualifications should the successful firm have? We’ve put together a […]

15 Apr 2020
residential house design

Advice on Financing the Building of Your New Home

Building your new home can seem like an intimidating process if you’ve never done it before, especially when it comes to making sure the correct finances are in place to complete your project successfully. Here is some advice from a residential architect in NJ. You Need a Construction Loan, Not a Mortgage  A bank or lender won’t grant regular mortgage when you are building, because that is financing for something that already exists. Different rules for financing apply when you […]

16 Dec 2019

Get to Know These Common Terms in Commercial Architecture and Construction

Commercial construction projects are fairly complex. And, as when you’re dealing with any industry you’re unfamiliar with, learning the lingo is an important step in reducing miscommunication and confusion. Here are some of the more common terms you’re likely to come across during this process, from a commercial architect in NJ. Bid:  This is essentially a quote for the project. It should be fairly detailed, involving design documents and a detailed look into your project’s specifications. In large projects, multiple […]

19 Aug 2019

Tips for Designing a White Kitchen

Few things are as classic as a white kitchen and it looks as great in a remodeled character home as it does in an industrial loft apartment. However, this is also the type of kitchen where the insight of a residential architect is critical, providing the detail and visual interest that brings a white kitchen to life rather than leaving it looking like a blank canvas. Here are some tips for this design project. Mix Your Materials When you’re working […]