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The Process of getting a house plan drawn


Get started by thinking of a design you would like and the floor plan configuration that best fits your needs. Make notes and sketches and cut pictures and take photos of all the roof style and looks you like. Be sure to think about room sizes that are best for you. You can also measure your furniture, making sure that you'll have sufficient space to accommodate it in your new home. 

Scan all of your notes, sketches, photos, pictures, room sizes and all other items and send them to us as .jpeg or .tiff. file IF you prefer you can also make copies and mail them to us. Please make sure that if you make copies that they are clear.

When we receive all of your design ideas then only will we be able to give you an estimated quote.

The quote will be mailed to you for review and once you have approved our quotation, made the deposit that is required (typically 50% of the total fee required.) then only will we begin by preparing your preliminary floor plans to your specifications and design. At this time in many circumstances a structural engineer is required depending on your design and location. The cost of engineering is not included in our fee. We provide engineering drawings based on our standard details or the structural engineers recommendations. You can contract with your own engineer or we can arrange for one to look at your project at an additional cost which will be quoted separately. 

As we progress we will be sending drawings to you for input on design and layout so we are sure you receive the house of your dreams. Be sure to make clear and specific notes about changes you would like so we can incorporate them into the drawings.

After we have an approved set of floor plans we can start on the balance of the drawings that are needed to get the plans approved in your locality.

Now we have a complete preliminary set of drawings.

Finally, when you receive your complete set of professional house plans. Be sure to do a final check to make sure the home plans are everything you want before printing them.

Having them printed are essential as having the printed format will enable you to better scrutinize your dream house with regard to layout, functionality etc. You will also need to submit your plans in the printed format.(we can also print them and send them to you for an additional charge if you prefer). Final Payment is required at this time.

Now you can submit them to your local government for approval. Many times the local government will require some kind of correction. We will do these corrections at no additional cost to you.

Article by: K. Burger
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©Copyright 2011 KMI HOUSE PLANS All Rights Reserved Article by K. Burger 2011

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