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Due to an incredible increase of work revising my existing plans from my website for customers, I have decided to suspend taking in any custom plan projects for a while. Thank you for understanding.
At times I feel torn between playing cupid (designing a home you will fall in love with) and your accountant (designing a home that you can afford). Designing and building a home is both a matter of the heart and the bank account. One really does not outweigh the other. As your Custom Home Designer, I'll help you find a happy balance between the two.
First, you'll benefit from the wealth of experience I bring having designed over three thousand homes across north Texas during the past thirty plus years. Together, we will design a home that will meet your emotional and financial needs for today and tomorrow.
Next, I'll do everything I can to take the stress out of your home design and building experience. There are hundreds of details that go into each home design, let me handle those for you. And let me help you find a builder and all the other service providers that make for a smooth and worry-free design-build process.
Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a veteran and this is your forth home to build, I'm ready and happy to answer all your questions. You'll get honest answers, just ask.
To begin the process of a Custom House Plan, we like to start with the lot or survey of the land. Please do not forget to bring your survey or subdivision plat if you have one. I also like for my clients to prepare some sort of a wish list. It's ok to bring photos or clippings of other homes you like so you can share those with me. Remember, it's not a good thing to copy another design professional's house plans in any way. I just want to see the parts of a house that you like. I will come up with something entirely different and you will like. List special needs or special requirements for your lifestyle. Have some sort of an idea of how much house you want to build in square footage. Look at other plans in that square footage range and compare your wish list to them. Are you asking too much when we compare your wish list to the square footage? It happens all the time. I can help you with this.
Quality Custom Design Doesn't Cost, It Pays.
What does it costs to have Custom House Plans drawn? A Custom Designed House Plan can cost from $1.50 per square foot of the total area to over $2.50 per square foot. For example, a 4,000 sq. ft. house with an 850 square foot Three Car Garage and maybe about 450 square feet of covered Porches and Patios = 5,300 square feet total x $2.00 per square foot = $10,600.00. Compared to the fact that this home could very well cost a half a million dollars to build, it's a small price to pay to get your money spent for what you want in a home. That comes to about 1.3% of the construction cost. How long can it take? It could take as little as maybe six weeks to maybe six months depending on how quickly it all comes together, how quickly we can arrange meetings, our work load, etc... Most projects take about eight weeks.