Hiring a Custom Home Architect: Pros vs. Cons

By Nick Matteo | October 27, 2016

Custom home architects can make or break the vision of your home, so choosing the right one is vital to the project.


Your home is the most important structure in your life. It’s where you go to relax, entertain, eat, rest and recharge. Your home is supposed to be the constant in your life. When you’re caught between work, obligations and enjoying your hobbies, your house is your structural refuge.

The importance of your home may explain why you can feel so much anxiety about its architectural design. You want your house to be perfect: efficient, comforting, inspiring, beautiful. The more important the structure, the higher the stakes are. When it comes to your home, the stakes are as high as ever.

It’s normal to feel anxious about the construction of your home. However, you do not need to fret. Take it one step at a time. A good place to start is by considering who you will hire to build your home. Should you hire a custom home architect? Will an architect be able to understand the unique vision of your home and translate that vision into a comforting and compelling structure? Let’s look at some of the dangers and benefits of hiring a custom home architect.

There are many dangers involved in hiring the wrong custom home architect. Here are some unfortunate consequences that can come out of a bad match.

  • Miscommunication: The wrong architect is prone to miscommunication. They can fail to understand your vision and, as a result, construct a home that is not tailored to your needs and desires.
  • Poor construction: Some custom home architects like to cut corners in order to save money and time. Your house may look great and work properly for a little while, but you can end up paying for it with stress and maintenance in the future.
  • Slow progress: Custom home architecture takes time, and it takes care to execute an excellent architectural plan with precision. However, if you hire the wrong custom home builder, then you may have to wait a long time for nothing more than a sub-par job.

The Benefits of A Reputable Custom Home Architect

After hearing about the follies of poor custom architecture, many are ready to throw in the towel and settle for a generic architectural design. They want to “play it safe.” However, that’s not always the best route to go. You can still play it safe and go with a custom home architect, as long as a reputable and reliable company is involved in the process. Here are some of the benefits…

  • Stunning and unique design: A custom design can be absolutely unique. The right custom home architect will know exactly how to fine tune the structure of your home to your preferences in a way that allows you to see your own personality reflected in the walls around you.
  • Compelling intricacy: A seasoned architect will definitely sweat the small stuff. They will be meticulous and make you aware of particular details that you would not otherwise be aware of. They will keep the big picture in mind, of course, but the big picture is composed of the small things.
  • Transparency: The right architect will be transparent about what they think is best and what they plan to do. They will not misrepresent the reality of any situation, nor will they surprise you with unforeseen problems and costs. Transparency and honesty make the process, and the end result, much less stressful.

If you are interested in working with a reliable construction service that you can trust, then do not hesitate to contact us at How Building Services. The local residents have testified to our reliability and ability to create the best homes. We will deliver. Call us now at (484) 841-8391.