CHI Good Questions: Affordable Architectural Drawings?

CHI Good Questions: Affordable Architectural Drawings?

Janel Laban
Jul 7, 2008

Shannon and Emmett left a question in the open thread: We need an affordable architect to help in planning the rehabilitation of our loft. We have the chance to knock down the wall between our place (Shannon and Emmett's Factory to Family on the site) and the neighbors and spread out a little. We need someone who is a master at the permit dance...

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What is a reasonable architects budget for for the drawings to obtain permits for a project that includes making a new garage with a curb cut, enlarging a master bath, building a few closets, redoing a kitchen and knocking a few walls down? OK, It sounds like a lot but what is the job going to cost? Any ideas?

We know exactly what we want. We are also in the market for a reasonable (is there such a thing) contractor to execute said drawings.

Please add your info and recommendations to the thread below - if you know of a good (and affordable) architect to draw up plans and/or a good contractor, please let Shannon and Emmett know in the comments...Thanks!

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