Considering Local Architectural Services is not just about their assistance in the design and function of your architectural goals. Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the most famous of American Architects in our history is quoted as saying: A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart. Any home improvement project is an important step to infusing your heart into the home. Your personality, your creative expression, working in a functional venue. Apart from all the technical design decisions to be made, a melding of the minds and heart of the project needs to be understood by both you and your Local Architectural Services Representative. The opportunity you are considering is an awesome one. The manipulation of space is a task not to be taken lightly. To avoid mistakes or disappointment, start your project by spending some quality time thinking, in order to define the specifics. For example, identify exactly what your building needs are. Peruse architectural magazines; visit your local library or bookstore to help isolate options. Draw up a loose sketch or make a copy of something that you may find in a publication. Try not to get too specific with the drawing plans, however, you will need to get your local Architectural Services advice on codes, costs, zoning approvals, design development, construction permits, etc. before personal expectations get to high. Check the budget for there is nothing worse than starting a project without enough funds to finish. Most projects will take longer and cost more so be sure to have a bit of a financial buffer to cover any unforeseen extras.