When to Choose a Custom Home Design Over a Pre-Designed Plan

There are many reasons clients approach a residential architect for a custom home design. Not all visions are cookie cutter. While pre-designed plans can offer a large variety of concepts and styles, there are occasions where a dream or unique circumstances require a professional architect to start from scratch. Sometimes it’s the challenge of unusual design needs, such as a difficult building site or a need for features uncommon in most houses. Other times it’s simply a matter of aesthetics. The heart wants what it wants!

No two ideas are ever the same, either. Everyone has a unique wishlist when visualizing their ideal home. You can browse various designs, but if none of them really strike you, then it’s time to look into a custom home design.

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After all, building a house is a huge investment.You shouldn’t compromise what you truly want for something that is merely close to it. Instead, invest in a design that aligns seamlessly with your vision.

How does it all work? We’re glad you asked.

The Custom Home Process

An experienced architect (like those at South Florida Architecture) will conduct a thorough interview with you—the client—to discuss how you envision the home you want to live in. After reviewing the site information, local codes, and covenants, we determine a strategy.

A fee and service agreement will then be drawn up, followed by preliminary sketches to ensure our designs are in sync with your vision. Afterward, your approved design will be expanded upon through professional CAD floor plans, exterior elevations, and site plans. South Florida Architecture’s staff stays connected with you during this process, ensuring that our designs meet your expectations prior to completing the permit drawings.

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

Let’s Get Started on Your Custom Home!

Ready to turn your dream home into reality? Contact us at 239-777-0616 or fill out our online form to set an appointment with our expert staff. We offer free quotes on all of our services! With over 50 years of combined experience and a splendid reputation, we’re certain that we can design a home you’ll love to live in.