Originally Posted by DvdHntr
Where did you get that misinformation from!
If placing things in places that are correct - both structurally and esthetically isn't design I don't know what is!
I think Sir Stinkalot is on the money. Give your architect a clear brief of what you want to achieve.
Get a clear costings of each stage that she will produce.
IE Design concepts say $1200
DA drawings say $2,000
BA and working drawings etc etc. (if she can do it herself or get her to recommend someone (draftsman, engineer etc) that can work with her and get a price from them so its all agreed before anything starts.
The old adage you get what you pay for... an Architectural draftsman may be good if you have a good sense of design yourself and you can express yourself on paper ....if not pay a professional.
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