Architects work with you directly to discuss your needs and tastes, so that your project design brief sets out all the parameters for the design of a home that will complement the way you live, both in the short and long term. Families grow and change over time – tots become teens in an instant! A well planned, architect-designed home or renovation can evolve with change over time, saving you from the costs associated with building larger, less flexible spaces. Architects are also able to advise you on the selection of building materials and design your home in order to minimise ongoing maintenance and running costs.