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kiwimills

Just noise for me then...but great Reno. They must love it, esp the pantry...whooop!

   
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Sylvana Krite

How much would the architect fees be on a Reno like that

   
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Amrish Maharaj Architect

Hi Sylvana. As a rough guide, architect fees range from about 8-15% of the construction cost, depending on the size of the project (larger budgets are generally reflected as a smaller percentage). If this is the case, be sure to understand whether the fee is fixed at your agreed budget, or if it is adjusted with each stage depending on actual costs.

That said, I base my fees as a staged fixed fee based on the complexity of the project and the work required (as opposed to a general percentage). I find this to be the fairest method to ensure owners are aware of potential costs before they start.

It is important to be clear about the fee structure and the responsibilities of the architect, and yourselves. A good architect will explain the process, and also guide the entire process. Try to get contact details to chat with current/recent clients to understand how they were to work with and their added value.

   

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