Do you need an architect or interior designer on your “dream team”? Every major renovation project requires a general contractor to handle the actual construction work performed. However, some renovations require a home remodeling architect trained for design and technical services. This may include creating architectural drawings for permits and approvals from the board or the Department of Buildings (or the local equivalent). Some renovators hire architects to provide a level of style, detail and management.
Some think it's worth the expense, sometimes estimated at 20% of the budget. Architects are trained in design theory, engineering and project management. Rates vary by region and individual architect. Most residential architects follow a similar path when designing or remodeling houses.
If you are looking to sell your house and your house needs a curb appeal, a landscape designer or landscape designer will surely be able to set things right.