If you’re building a custom home and wondering if you should hire an architect or builder first, it might feel like a “chicken or the egg” scenario. Which comes first? Here’s what you need to know about when to hire an architect during the design-build process.

Should You Hire a Builder or Architect First?

As a build-design firm, Morning Star Builders prefers to be included from the very beginning. In some situations, this might start with choosing a house lot or property to build on. Here’s why involving a builder from the get-go it critical:

When you design a home with your builder, one that is experienced and skilled should help you look at the big picture. As a result, their expertise can save you time and money, while providing invaluable input. They can help ensure all your needs are meet within your budget. In addition, architects are extremely skilled at designing homes. But, they aren’t always the most accurate at pricing a home. So, while they might be able to design your dream home on paper, who’s to say if it’s within your budget? A builder, that’s who!

Deciding when to hire an architect can feel daunting for those who are new to the world of custom homes. This is why we work with only the best architects in the Houston area. Together, we can make your dream a reality!