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3. MaNa Design Build, Inc.
5.0 from 14 reviews
5.0 (14)
5.0 (14)
In high demand
Offers remote services
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Dana Point, CA
My sister first used MaNa Design back in 2008 (that time the name was slightly different) to completely remodel her bathroom. I asked her few times to give us his beautiful bathroom contractor's phone number. Within few times back and force and misunderstanding spelling and name, I finally submitted my request in here. Surprisingly, we found Mana Design quote. We called Mazi and remembered my sister's bathroom. I shared with that I couldn't have any idea that what I wanted and when Mazi came over to look at the space he immediately began his artistry in suggesting some really fun and beautiful finishing ideas. I actually ended up doing exactly what his first vision was because it was so good! We go to his shiwroom and browed his beautiful collections. Whinin few times, we picked all our materials and he patiantly uploaded them in his artistic computer rendering; so we can see them before even the job started. After we signed the contract he gave us very detailed scheduling and teach us how to review the progress report in Mana Design website. The job started smoothly per plan after the cabinets arrived. His crew was friendly, on time, worked hard and consistently (real important when you're stuck eating out every day until it's done!) I get so many compliments on his work and how beautiful it looks after completion. Now, after a month, I love what he did and I think this was the best design i could ever have for my kitchen. What an investment! I am now about to embark on project #2, my fireplace wall and bathroom. It is no question who I would use all over again. He's just as friendly and creative as the day I first met with him and I'm so excited for the amazing job that I know his business will do again. It's important to find a company you can trust, which Mana Design proved to me. It's also important to have good communication and solid craftmanship throughout the job. I can state with full confidence that you will be so glad you found this gem!! He just GETS IT. It's so rare to find someone who has such experience and expertise when it comes to materials and how to execute it all but also keep a professional working relationship along with being so accommodating and kind. He knows how to take care of his clients, how to communicate the project as it goes from demo to polishing the stainless... what a great experience along with a gorgeous end result.See more

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How do architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

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