Design Rx for Your Home Remodel: An Interview with John Lum of John Lum Architecture

How common is it to for homeowners to hire an architect for a remodeling project? What are the benefits of this compared with some of the other options?
It is quite common, especially given how complex the planning process can be for most Bay Area communities. Also, one cannot rely on a contractor to make design decisions as they are not educated in this field. Knowing the permitting process, coordinating the structural engineer and other consultants, and also representing the client during construction are important roles of the architect.

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