Custom Home Plans
We’ll start off with an email conversation. Please send me the following information for your project.
- General scope of your project
- Inspiration images & links to your Pinterest, Houzz, etc.
- Square footage desired, including garages, porches, basements, etc.
- Your investment plans & expectations
- Desired Time frame
2. Proposal Outlining Project Scope and Estimated Design Fees
I will outline the scope of work for the entire project, the design intent and goals, the estimated design fee, and the required deposit to get started. The Fee Proposal is approved and then you will receive my Letter Of Agreement. Upon signature and receipt of deposit, project can begin.
3. Begin Project
1. Zoom Consultation
2. Schematic Design
3. Design Development
4. Contractor Bidding
5. Finalize plans
—New Home Design Process—
- Schematic Design
During our consultation I will collect complete information regarding desired size, function, and aesthetic of your new or renovated spaces. I will create a thorough list of the project objectives, draw base plans, and develop schematic design options in 2-D and 3-D. At this time we will also research the property and determine any zoning, HOA, Historic District and permitting restrictions or requirements. You will then review the base plan for revisions and decide on the design direction and general material types. (1 zoom meeting)
- Design Development
The next step is to refine and revise. I can now add detail and incorporate requested changes. General products, fixtures, and materials will be listed and noted. You will review for small updates and final approval, and drawings will be formalized to include a narrative description of project scope, floor plans, elevations, roof plan, schedules, details and 3-D views.
Now preliminary pricing may be obtained from professional contractors. During this phase you will take the bid drawing set to the Contractors of your choice. This will included Builders, Structural Engineers, Landscape Architects, HVAC engineers, or any other specialty needed or required for permits. Once preliminary pricing is received, you may wish to adjust the project scope to satisfy budget and time constraints. You and the contractors may mark up the plans, and email a copy of each page marked, and a detailed list of changes to me.
- Construction Documents
Changes are incorporated and the final design is detailed. I will develop construction documents. The set will include the drawings necessary and required, as per the project necessities and permit documents required. These may include: • Site plan • Ceiling plans • Zoning and code information • Door and window schedule • Demolition plans • Schedules • Floor plans • Construction details • Sections • General notes • Interior and exterior elevations. The final payment is due, then I will email you the printable 24×36 PDF set.
- Materials & Finishes
If you choose, during construction, I can act as your advocate by answering contractor questions, interpreting the construction documents and addressing concerns. Hourly rate applies.
7. Project Closure
When services are complete, I will graciously ask for any feedback, reviews and referrals, and discuss any additional projects you would like to move forward with.
8. Professional Photography
I will schedule a professional photographer to shoot pictures of the project. If I intend to have these pictures published in a local or national publication, I will discuss that with you and determine if you want your name disclosed or not.