Now you question "what should I build?" How should I go about designing a new construction or remodeling this existing home to make it feel right? Will my vision work? It's an investment so you need a return even if you plan for this to be your forever home. You want it to feel as right as the site you've chosen. Your family will play there, entertain there, love there, and live there. It will be the central theme of your life, and it will be what you come "home" to everyday, and what you wake up to every morning . Planning a design can be stressful, but it need not be.
This is where I can help. I have 22 years experience getting people into the home that's right for them by designing specifically to their needs.
Firstly, we need to determine your needs. Do you entertain? Do you have children? How many Bedrooms, closets, baths etc. Open concept? Do you need a basement, or attached garage? And most importantly, budget. Is it a lake home? Will it be in a subdivision, or will it be on a larger piece of property? How does the property lay? Does it slope? Is it flat? Does it need to meet an Architectural review board's approval? What do the local codes allow for as far as expansion of an existing home? Will you need a variance? These are all things I can help determine, answer and design for.... I help with every step of the design process.
Secondly, after we determine your needs and what is possible with your project, we begin with an initial design. You walk me through your dream and cast your vision to me. It's my job to pick up that vision and make it a reality. It may take several iterations of design to get there, but don't worry, I am used to redesigning it to get it just right. And after 22 years, I have gotten pretty good at catching your vision. I take that same design and convert it to 3D virtual reality so you can see it as it really is. See some Examples Below:
I can take you on "virtual tours" of your home so you can see many aspects of the design. I can also make changes in front of you, and you can see it updated immediately. This makes for a good solid design that fits your needs and "feels right."
During this process you will see various floor plans as well. Below is a typical layout of an initial design.
Finally, after we have everything the way you want it, I begin generating the construction drawings. These are accurate, detailed documents for you to be able to get your local permits, for your builder to build from, and for your bank to appraise from. Below is a typical set of construction documents.
From initial design to finished construction, I will work with you to get the home that you have dreamed of at an affordable price.