Putting Architectural Fees in perspective: is about how LITTLE of the project cost your architect costs you. And what a VALUE they are.
What is meant by this? Most people routinely pay SALES TAXES for just about everything we buy: food, vehicle purchases, even on the materials the contractor builds into your house.
Here’s a Wikipedia listing of all the State Sales Tax Rates in the USA:
USA State Sales Tax Rates.
It illustrates, that with the exception of only 3 states/districts, typical sales taxes with local surtaxes vary from 4% to 10.725%, with many States in the 8% to 10% range.
Let’s compare what you currently are already spending on sale taxes with typical architectural fees.
Architect average fees for Basic Services (on a house): 8% to 10%.
Does this start to put things into perspective?
For about the amount you may already be paying for sales tax in your life, you can have an architect design a custom home for you.
Sounds like a pretty good deal, doesn’t it?
And you can have additional services that increase this amount, but those are usually fairly modest, depending on what you want.
How are architects a VALUE? What sets them apart?