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Thanks for your interest in Jim Bell Architectural Design Inc. For your convenience, we have created a series of complimentary guides for download. Click on the + sign to find out more about each resource. Click the red download text below to access the resourcesAfter reviewing the resources, chat with Jim to share your vision. A phone consultation is complimentary and without obligation. So you have nothing to lose and everything to gain from his 30+ years of experience. Contact Jim Bell today!
The Architectural Design Process Guide

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Designing a new custom home or cottage can be a complex and unnerving process. To most clients this process is new and it’s difficult to know where to start. This simple guide answers a few of the most common questions:

  • What is the design process for my new custom home or cottage?
  • What services do architectural designers provide?
  • What is involved at each step of the process?
Why Hire an Architectural Designer?

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You may ask yourself, “Why do I need an architectural designer?” and “Why not design my own custom home?” These are good questions! In this easy-to-read, one-page guide we address those questions and more.

Ask Your Designer the Right Questions

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Finding the right architectural designer to work with you on your project is critical not only for a successful outcome but also for the quality of the journey along the way. Use this checklist resource as your guide when you interview architectural designers to help find the best fit for you.

How Much Will My Custom Home Cost to Build?

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One of the most common questions we’re asked is, “How much will my dream home cost to build?” This calculator will give you a “guessimate” of the cost. Of course, there are hundreds of factors that can affect the actual build cost, so this is a general estimate only. Budgeting is an integral part of the architectural design process, and as you progress through each phase, the budget becomes more and more accurate.

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