Phase 1: Pre-Design Phase - Research & Development
The introductory stage of the home design process is all about finding your vision of your custom home. There are several resources available online to assist you in this researching phase: Houzz.com, Pinterest.com, Southern Living plans, and magazine clippings, as well as our in-house detailed Pre-Design Questionnaire, are all geared toward the goal of allowing you to lead us toward your vision.
Now is also the time to cover expectations in order to have a positive experience. This includes creating a timeline for both design and construction, budgetary targets, and guiding you through the overall journey. Our goal is to educate our clients on the entire process of designing and building a custom home. Understanding what to expect is an integral part of the initial process before a design contract is signed.
Other helpful resources to gather in this stage:
- Current boundary survey, with the benefit of title
- Municipal, floodplain, or HOA/ACC guidelines, if applicable
- Site cost evaluation
- Geotechnical (soils) report or investigation