You have chosen your plot of land and now want to build your ideal home in this beautiful country, Crete. Or perhaps you have found an older property and wish to refurbish or renovate it into something really interesting.
Over the years several developers have established good reputations, building high quality villas which conform to the strict Greek building regulations and specifications.
But do they sometimes lack the personal touch?
With an Architect you form a bond that lasts beyond the construction and completion of your new home. The Architect has invested a part of him/herself into the design, the construction, the project management and the completion of the property. From the moment you sit down together and discuss your personal needs and requirements and give your input, the Architect’s mind is working and ideas are forming.
In this way, your home is going to be unique. It is your home, not an off-the-line product.
Your working relationship with your Architect enables you to have full participation in co-designing the renovation or building of your new home. There is a bond between you and the Architect; and the Architect and the project.
It is often the little things that can make a big difference and small personal changes can be made as you go along. For instance, you may have decided on some particular tiles for your living room. The Architect may see something that he/she feels will suit that room so much better. After consulting with you, the new tiles can be purchased and laid and again, that little change can make a big difference to the style and essence of your new home.
The Architect, project managing the construction of your home, will personally know the workmen, artisans and professionals that he/she is employing on your behalf. They work together to understand and meet the little idiosyncrasies of the chosen style and specifications, rather than having to work to a formula.