In our initial design meeting we will first discuss the property. This is the most important part of the process. Here we can discuss the orientation of the home. We can discuss certain views we would like to capture or items we would like to hide. We discuss your personalized needs, wants and desires. Your design team takes meticulous notes to make sure nothing is overlooked.
Next, we discuss what style of home you would like and how you want the floor plan to flow. This is where the custom plan really has its benefits. Most clients will bring in pictures or magazine photos that illustrate their personal likes and dislikes. The more we can understand how you will live in your new home the better we will be able to design the home to suit your individuality. This is where we will discuss budget and how that reflects to square footage and specification levels. Most lots and sub-divisions have Architectural Guidelines that we will have to abide by and we will discuss what they are and how this will affect your design.
We will walk you through the floor plans and discuss why we feel the design will fit your lifestyle. This phase will eventually evolve into your home through discussion about likes and dislikes. Generally you should plan to go back and forth and revise this first design two or three times before it is exactly what you want. During this process if you have selected a builder we will have them involved to make sure we are staying on budget. If you do not have a builder at this time it is a good idea to get some preliminary prices from builders approved by your sub-division at this time.
Once you receive some pricing and the final design sketches have been approved we will continue to the construction documents.
House Plan Package
The plan package includes everything one would need to gain a building permit and includes the following:
-All floor levels (1st Floor, 2nd Floor, Basement, etc.)
-Roof Framing Plan
-Floor Framing Plans