A set of plans for a custom home, remodel, addition, shed or garage will include the following:
- Front Elevation
- Left Elevation
- Rear Elevation
- Right Elevation
- Footing/Foundation Layout
- Lower Level Layout (if applicable)
- Main Level Layout
- Upper Level Layout (if applicable)
- Cut Through Sections
- Wall/Rim & Post Details
- Construction Notes
- Roof Layout
- Window Schedule (if Desired)
Available for an additional fee:
- Door Schedule
- Room Schedule
- Site Plan
- Interior 3D views/perspectives
Whether it’s a 13,000 square foot two story, a 1000 square foot split entry, a $250,000 remodeling project, or deck project, the level of quality and detail is the same in every set of plans I deliver to my clients. It's the complexity of the design that dictates the amount of detail that goes into the construction drawings.
At the first consultation I will listen and take notes about your ideas, wants, and needs. I will also share my experiences and ideas to help give you more ideas to consider, and to get a better feel for your objective. If you have a builder/contractor in mind, I will contact them to get their input to make sure that we are all working on the same page.
The next step is to utilize the information I have gathered at the initial consultation and start drawing the preliminary (conceptual) layout of the project. To keep the process moving, I will send you the preliminary layout (floor plans & exterior views) to make sure I’m on the right track. If you are more comfortable meeting in person, I will meet with you face to face to go over the preliminary drawings.
After you approve the overall size and layout of your project, I will begin to refine the plan. During this process I will be asking for your input and forward the updated layouts and exterior plans to you for your approval.
I also offer virtual three-dimensional images because I feel it is important that you fully understand what your project is going to look like before construction starts. Having a 3D prospective presents a more true-to-life view and helps visualize the finished project.
When you are happy with the overall design we will proceed to the final step of the process. I will draft the construction drawings which is the most time-consuming part of the process. Sketches, floor plans, and elevations are translated into the technical language for the builder/contractor.