The fact that I really enjoy what I do makes it very easy for me to get more involved with the client and really dig deep to get to the real wants and needs that my customer has for their new home design. This is very critical to the success of the design but more important to the construction and beyond of the home itself. I take very serious the fact that the good folks I work with are investing their hard earned money and in many cases making the largest investment of their financial life. Despite the fact that we have been mucking along in one of the worst housing industry dilemmas of all time I am still very optimistic that when a person is hands on involved in the plan design and then construction of their home project that overall they are in great shape as to actual value. If the home design process is done right then they make little to no compromise and get a home that fully satisfies them and this greatly increases the value beyond just monetary. In addition I spend a good bit of time on each custom house design making sure that every part is designed with the most value and lowest costs possible while maintaining quality above a typical “Builder Grade Home”
So in short whether you use our service or another custom home design service make sure to let your truest wants, needs and desires be known. Do not get in a hurry or try to rush the design process along, let it evolve and study it at every step. Look at the plan drawings as they develop and imagine standing in that Kitchen or sitting in the Den watching TV. Look around and envision what you see and what it feels like and make sure it is what you really want. Think about the experience of driving up to the house and think if you are going to feel full pride in its façade. Be open with your home designer and most of all do not be shy or hold back anything you think or feel about where the home design is heading. Make sure that your wants are more dominant in the design than the plan designers. Remember the custom home designer is a tool that you use to get what you want and that what the two of you are working on is far more than just boards and shingles. It is your “New Custom Designed Home” Don’t shortcut anything, live in it in every way possible until move in day arrives. Then you can sit back and relax and admire what you have created. I guarantee form experience that you will think and say what I have heard so many times “This feels like more than just another house” and when one of my customers says that to me I always reply “because it is truly yours”
Best of luck!