1. They BRING CREATIVITY
Designers are creative people. A well trained designer will be able to give their clients insights they've never considered. Their ability to analyze problems in depth and offer creative solutions is a definite value considering the longevity of a home.
A good designer will guide you in the right direction. It takes experience to gain a specialized knowledge on a subject. This knowledge is usually the difference between an average home and one thats well thought out.
3. DESIGNERS HELP YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR VISION
Designers have the ability to understand your vision, make it plausible, and then communicate it to your intended audience whether it be Architectural Control Committee or construction documents for your contractor to build from.
4. SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY
Well drawn home plans can save you and your contractor time and money. Most parts of your home are worked out behind a desk on paper before it reaches the construction site saving labor cost and change orders.
5. WE KNOW WHEN TO BREAK THE RULES
Design is a pragmatic process involving theory and the use of principles such as scale, proportion, and color theory. A good designer is able to put these practices to use on your project yet know when it's a good idea to disregard the "rules" in an effort to make the project more successful and enduring.