Catalog project of a family house versus a family house from an architect

Catalog project of a family house versus a family house from an architect

Should I build a family house using a catalog project or have a custom-designed house made by an architect?

When initially thinking about their future family home, many clients are faced with the dilemma of whether to buy a catalog project of a family home, or to cooperate with an architect and have a "custom-made" project implemented.

If you think about the content of the catalog project and the services of an architect, these are essentially two completely different things that cannot be compared. In the case of a catalog project, the client receives only the product, which usually needs to be further modified according to the plot and the needs of future users. Instead of a product, an architect primarily provides you a service that includes everything from an idea to a project custom made to the client's requirements and support in the entire process of realizing the idea of ​​living.

Catalog project of a family house:

includes choosing from a range of pre-designed house plans. The client chooses a project from the catalog that best suits his needs. But the plan is not adapted to his needs and the family is limited to what is available in the catalog. In a large number of cases, the client finally modifies the catalog project for his needs.

Family house from the architect:

On the other hand, collaborating with an architect for house design offers several advantages over purchasing a catalog family house:

1. product versus service:

Unlike buying a catalog project, when you work with an architect, you are buying his services, which will guide you through the entire process of designing, obtaining the necessary permits and implementing your project.

2. Quality and service:

The architect will ensure that the house is built to the highest standards and exacting specifications. He will also cooperate with local authorities, secure the necessary permits and ensure that the house meets all building standards and regulations.

3. Design:

The client's architect can help create a truly unique and aesthetically pleasing home. It will help him choose materials, colors and textures that will best suit the overall design.

4. Efficiency:

A skilled architect has knowledge of energy-efficient techniques, has an overview of current trends in materials and technical equipment of the building, which can be incorporated into the design of the house. This can help you save money on energy bills in the long term and at the same time advise you to use the investment costs for the building as efficiently as possible.

5. Customization:

An architect can help you design a home that specifically meets your needs and desires. An architect will work with you to create a design that fits your lifestyle, budget, specifications and plot size.

6. The price:

On the end of the day, a custom designed home can cost less than a catalog family home of similar quality. An architect can work with you to find ways to reduce overall project costs through spatial organization, materials used, and overall design efficiency. The investment in a high-quality project and the service itself from the architect will return to you in the form of savings during the actual implementation.

An architect is a professional who designs and plans the construction of buildings and other structures. Having an architect is important because they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the construction process. He understands the technical aspects of construction, such as technical construction solutions and building regulations, and is able to balance these requirements with the aesthetic and functional goals of the project. Architects also have the ability to think creatively and come up with unique solutions within a design. In addition, they can help ensure that the project is completed on schedule and within budget.

When making an initial decision on the realization of your future family home and for a better idea of ​​the entire implementation of the family home project, we recommend that you also visit our page dedicated to family homes, in in which we explain in more detail the method of our cooperation in the project of a family house, or a page dedicated to the implementation of an interior project. At the same time, do not hesitate to view our portfolio of realizations and projects.