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Building the Right Home for You

When thinking about building a house, you may get a little stressed. There are a lot of decisions that go into house building, and being prepared ahead of time may help the designing and building process go smoother with, hopefully, less stress!

Before you start looking for an architect and builder, it’s always a good practice to create a list of items you might want to include in your home, along with some ideas on how you would like your home to look. There are many things to think about, but a few questions to ask yourself include:

  • What type of budget do I have?
  • What size do I want my home? How many floors? Do I want a basement?
  • What rooms do I want for each floor?  How many bedrooms do I need?
  • Do I want a large Master Suite? If so, is there anything specific I want included?
  • How much storage space do I want?
  • Are there certain aspects I want included in my kitchen?
  • What style would I like the exterior to be; contemporary, traditional, etc.?

Once you have an idea of what you want included in your home, now is the time to find an architect and work on the design of your project. Here at Watkins Architect we have the experience in designing custom-built homes, working with individuals and couples to create the home of their dreams! Below are previews of a few recent ones we have worked on.

Najarian Residence Profile
DeAngelo House – S4
Norheim – S3

Also, by finding your architect first, they can assist you in the selection of a contractor. Having experience working with many of the local builders, we can provide suggestions on which firm may be best suited for your particular project.

Through the whole building process, it’s important to remember to be patient. It is an exciting time and we know you just want your house built! However, achieving you Dream Home takes time and there are many steps involved in the entire process. Watkins Architect can provide the guidance and assistant with all these steps.

When working with Watkins Architect, you can rest assured you’re working with an architectural firm who has the experience needed from planning to schematic design to construction documents to construction phase assistance. We would be happy to work with you during this exciting time. Take a moment to check out a few of our past residential projects and give us a call to schedule a consultation.

Watkins Architect is a local architectural firm that can handle the designing of your home. Watkins Architect handles all types of architecture projects from residential architecture to commercial and educational. We work throughout the Berks and Lehigh area and all across Pennsylvania. Browse through our portfolio to find out what architecture projects we have completed.