Having your house renovated professionally by residential architects is a great idea but it involves a necessary amount of preparation. Perhaps the most significant preparation you need to make involves choosing the right people to take charge of the job. This means doing your research and picking professionals with the right credentials and the right reputations for the work you need doing.
You can save yourself a great deal of hassle if you look for residential architects that can project manage the whole renovation, rather than trying to find builders, designers, plumbers etc. from separate firms and trying to bring them together for your project.
It represents a real challenge for homeowners and residential architects when they have to work with separate teams and breakdowns in communication can lead to problems with scheduling and costs. However, working with a dedicated design and build company side steps all of these issues by making sure everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet.
Taking this approach reduces the pressure on you and allows you to benefit from a more cohesive effort from your architects, your designers, your builders and your project manager.