hiring an architect...fees?
So we are trying to put a second floor on our 1960s rambler in Washington state, adding between 800-1000 sq feet, plus remodeling the living/dining room without changing the footprint We happened to meet this architect, who seems wonderful, and has proposed drawing up the plans....for $13,000. This will probably be 10% of the cost of the remodel. Is this reasonable??? We have no idea.
We are going to meet with another architect, too but did really like this guy. Some people have just told us to skip the architect and go to a general contractor but this makes me a little uncomfortable since we are adding a whole other story.
Any thoughts??? Thanks in advance for the advice!