The beauty of building a new home is that you can dictate every detail of the design, customized exactly how you want. This can be your chance to have a “dream home!” But where do you start?
This is the fifth tip in What’s New in New Construction: 12 Tips for Building a Home in Southwest Florida Today, a free eBook.
Every new home begins with a plan. Some people hire an architect to create a custom design. Others purchase stock plans from a building plans publisher. So, how do you know which option is right for you? Try these suggestions to help you determine the best course of action:
Browse the Web
Just do an online search for “home plans” and you’ll find hundreds of websites that can help you get started with your home plan. These sites have powerful search engines that allow you to search by broad styles, as well as put in detailed information about the style and size of the home you’re looking for. You can browse through plans until you find one that is the “perfect fit”. These plans include floor plans and elevation drawings. Once you find the one you like, simply click on the link to order the plan, and you’ll be sent the the complete construction drawings. Once you have those, just hand it over to your builder, and you’re off and running!