After looking at dozens of floor plans and home design sites you may conclude that the perfect design for your dream home is a bit more elusive than you first thought. It’s helpful to take a deep breath and ask yourself a few basic questions about your lifestyle and needs before going much further:
Once you get through this list you are well on your way to arriving at the right home plan. Many people will benefit in making decisions about home features and layout by consulting with a residential design firm. A residential architect will fine-tune your requirements, discuss options for various needs that you have, and provide you with concept plans (or modify stock plans that you like). Once a design is approved, a complete set of working plans will be created that you can take to the builder of your choice. Your designer can also provide you with information on the latest energy efficient building practices and green technologies that can be incorporated into your new home.
A residential architectural firm can elevate your build from “project” to dream home. Working with you, an architect will take you through a step-by-step process to ensure your vision comes to life. They will help with: