Get started by thinking of a design you would
like and the floor plan configuration that best fits your needs.
Make notes and sketches and cut pictures and take photos of all
the styles and looks you like. Be sure to think about room sizes
that are best for you.
Scan all of your notes, sketches, photos, pictures, room sizes
and all other items and send them to us as .jpeg or .tiff at a minimum
of 200 DPI resolution. IF you prefer you can just make copies and
mail them to us. We will scan them (scanning fee will apply). Make
sure any copies you send are clear.
When we receive all of your design ideas we will give you a fixed
Once you have approved our quotation, make the deposit that is
required. Typically 25% of the total fee.
We will begin by preparing preliminary floor plans to your specifications
and design and send them to you.
At this time in many circumstances a structural engineer is required
depending on your design and location. The cost of engineering is
not included in our fee. We provide engineering drawings based on
our standard details or the structural engineers recommendations.
You can contract with your own engineer or we can arrange for one
to look at your project at an additional cost.
Make any notes about changes or additions to the floor plans you
would like and we will make the corrections and resubmit them to
you for approval.
After we have an approved set of floor plans we can start on the
balance of the drawings that are needed to get the plans approved
in your locality. At this time another 25% payment is required.
As we progress we will be sending drawings to you for input on
design and layout so we are sure you receive the house of your dreams.
Be sure to make clear and specific notes about changes you would
like so we can incorporate them into the drawings.
Now we have a completed preliminary set of drawings. At this time
another 25% payment is required.
Finally you have a completed set of professional house plans. Be
sure to do a final check to make sure the home plans are everything
you want before printing. Have them printed. (we can print them
and send them to you for an additional charge if you prefer). Final
Payment is required at this time.
Now you can submit them to your local government for approval.
Many times the local government will require some kind of correction.
We will do the corrections at no additional cost to you.