The most important reason for hiring an architect to design and plan your house is because you want an exceptional, excellent design. However, the reasons go deeper. Here is a good way to consider your decision.
You want the builder to know every little detail of your house before he prices it or begins construction, so that he builds exactly what you want without any misunderstandings.
You want to be sure, when the builder prices the construction that the price includes every aspect of construction. Without a thorough plan, the pricing is open ended and is certain to grow more expensive during construction.
Excellent design includes more features, better circulation and more enjoyable aesthetics than you originally imagined were possible within the assigned limitations.
Excellent design includes smarter decisions for construction techniques to achieve optimal energy efficiency, maximum use of space, and to apply your dollars primarily where they are the most beneficial to the success of the design.
You are about to spend an enormous amount of money on a real estate investment that will appreciate in value much faster if the design is excellent.
You are planning on living in this new house for a long time, and you want to enjoy the house as much as you possibly can for many years to come.
Because you enjoy achieving excellence. You are not satisfied with ordinary.