Before meeting with an architect, you may want to review this video tutorial which outlines what you ought to consider when meeting with an architect that will be helping you renovate your home. Homeowners should visit places and take down notes and photos of what designs they appreciate so that they can bring it to the architect. This will help you to train your senses and language to describe what you like and dislike in terms of style. You should also bring magazine clippings or books of styles you like and respond to. The underlying tip is to make sure that you are prepared with examples of styles that you like so that you can effectively communicate what it is you want out of your architect.