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What Are the Advantages of Opting for a Custom Home Design Over a Pre-Designed Plan?

There are numerous reasons why clients approach a residential architect for a custom home design. For starters, simply put, not all visions can be realized via a "cookie-cutter", pre-designed architectural plan. Although pre-designed plans certainly can offer a large variety of concepts, styles and features, there are particular occasions where a dream home or the realization of a client's unique vision requires a professional architect to start from scratch.

Some of the architectural challenges that require the skills of an experienced architectural firm are unusual design needs, such as a difficult building site or a need for features that may be uncommon in most houses; other times, it's simply a matter of aesthetics. Simply put, the heart wants what it wants!

Again, just like no two people are the same, no two ideas are ever the same either. Everyone has their own unique wish list when visualizing their ideal custom home design. You can browse countless pre-designed architectural plans, and spend hours online doing so, but if none of them really strike you, then it's time to look into a custom home design.

After all, building your dream house is a huge investment; as such, you shouldn't compromise what you truly want for something that is merely close to it. Instead, invest in a custom home design that truly aligns seamlessly with both your vision and individual style.

How does it all work? Well, we're glad you asked...

The Custom Home Design Process

An experienced architect (like those at South Florida Architecture) will first conduct a thorough interview with you to learn exactly how you envision the custom home you want to live in. After reviewing the site information and local codes and covenants, we will determine a strategy that can best help you make the dream of your custom-built home a reality.

Following the initial interview, a fee and service agreement will be drawn up and preliminary sketches will be created to ensure that our designs are, indeed, in sync with your overall vision. Once approved, your custom home design will be expanded upon through the use of cutting-edge, professional CAD (Computer-Aided Design) floor plans, exterior elevations and site plans.

At South Florida Architecture, our staff of innovative local architects have over half a century of combined experience and have established a reputation for creating unforgettable, iconic, one-of-a-kind custom homes all across South Florida, and other areas. As such, we are certain we can design a custom home that you'll love to live in and will exceed all of your architectural and design expectations.

Want us involved in every stop of the process? No problem! We can work closely with your custom home builder to ensure the quality of your home's construction!


South Florida Architecture also offers pre-designed Architectural Plans which were originally
custom home designs. These plans can be modified. Learn more about purchasing a
pre-designed house plan from our sister company South Florida Design, INC.

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