Planning and Design
Design and building expertise are utilized throughout plan development.
The client must determine their target budget for their project, so what is designed is feasible to build within budget expectations. The builder, architect, interior designer and client all need to be involved in this process to assure a design that the client is excited about but meets their budget guidelines.
Together the design team must determine the style (2-story, Ranch, Contemporary, Traditional, Craftsman, etc.) and finish level of the future home. People use and live in their homes differently. If customers enjoy cooking and entertaining, this plays a factor in what is designed. If it is a lake home, the design needs to maximize views of the water from as many rooms as possible.
After the size, style and use of the home are determined, the architect begins conceptual drawings of the space and room layout. Once conceptual drawings are approved by the owners, final drawings are then completed and again approved by the owners.
With the final plans completed the cost of the project is ready to be estimated.