Modern Mpls architecture/interior design firm Iota offers a one-time, just-enough consult because "sometimes... solid advice and a fistful of sketches will fit the bill." This pre-priced professional help bridges DIY and serious investment. See what you get post-jump.
Entry-level architectural services are ideally sized for getting beyond project what-if analysis-paralysis, or sharpening a general vision with actual know-how.
What you get from your architect:
Two-day package: $1200
Best for a few rooms or a single space
Four-day package: $2400
Best for thoughts on a whole-house overall or additional structure
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