Custom home building has taken off in the United States in recent years. The industry has experienced a growth of 2.5% as a result of the increased demand for such services. Many people are still new to the whole process and there are many unanswered questions out there, some of which we’ve covered below.
Do I need to hire an architect to get a house plan?
With our service, we have a number of house plans already created for our clients. These house plans are made by experienced designers and architects and cover all major home styles out there. It can also be more cost-effective to purchase a pre-designed house plan. Depending on the county where you live, they may require a local architect or engineer to review the plans before building.
What size house plans do you provide?
The most popular house plans that are in demand in the United States tend to be between 1500 to 2500 sq. ft. Most of our designs are scaled to be printed on ARCH D (24x36 in.).
Is it more cost-efficient to build a double-story house?
While some homeowners tend to invest in two-story houses due to the size of their families, others tend to get it in the hope of saving some money. Two-story houses have the potential to be more cost-efficient.
However, there are other factors that play a part in the cost of building a home like its location, quality of materials used, layout, size, and design details. We recommend clients to determine whether a two-story home is the best option based on these factors.
Can these house plans be customized?
All our home plans are created to be modified according to a client’s needs. We can change the size of the house to include more rooms as well as exteriors. Speak with the builders before so that it isn’t sprung on them as a surprise. Check the local building codes to ensure your modifications are in line with the law.
Do house plans include HVAC and plumbing considerations?
Our home plans are designed to meet the national building codes, however, that doesn’t mean they cover the state or county codes. These plans don’t have extensive HVAC and plumbing details. This needs to be discussed with the HVAC company and the plumbing service you sign up with.
How much does it cost to customize a house plan?
The cost to modify a plan can vary. The changes you make determine the cost of the plan. Reach out to us with your requested changes and we will be able to provide you a quote directly from the designers.
At Great House Design, we provide hundreds of predesigned home plans for you to choose from. If you’re looking for new construction designs, check out our collection. We also customize these house plans to suit your needs. Get in touch with us at +1 (877) 238-7056 for more information.