Step By Step Custom Floor Plan Design Process
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Sonoran Design Group's five-phase home construction design process

Building a home ranks right alongside a divorce, death or career change as a major stressor. Research reports, half of all people who build are not satisfied with their new homes. How can you be sure you get what you want? Get it on paper.

Sonoran Design Group's Five-Phase Process:

  • Ensures aesthetic and technical details that make a difference to you.
  • Develops designs to meet them.
  • Provides documentation for contractors.
  • Verifies you have the right lot, builder, and budget.
  • Follow-up guarantee your home is built to standards set in your plans.

Our knowledge of home construction and custom house plans helps your builder control costs by maximizing materials and minimizing waste. With our detailed designs, you know exactly what you're getting, so there's no disappointment.

Custom Floor Plan Design Process

How to Start
Share with us your sketches (no matter how rough), photos of homes you like - anything representing your dreams. You may find it helpful to browse through Sonoran Design Group Stock Plans to see what you like. You'll appreciate the flexibility our electronic design capabilities afford. Once we generate house plans for you on the computer, we can help you firm up your choices - french doors vs. plain glass, alternate roof lines, etc. - by showing them in the context of your design.

When to Start
Arizona's climate enables starts at anytime of the year so start your Custom Home Plans as soon as you are ready. We'll help you select a builder, receive and evaluate prices and lend as much or as little assistance as you want. For example, we can brief you on the pros and cons of turnkey construction, subcontracting the home yourself, or hiring a construction superintendent.

What to Expect
Here are the steps we will follow to produce your Custom Home Plans and assist in your home's construction:

Phase I: Predesign - Consultation

We work with you to define your needs and objectives, considering the function, character, image, space and other factors that affect how you will live in your home.

  • Assistance with site selection, if needed.
  • Site analysis for best placement of house.
  • Determine scope of construction, budget and schedule.

Phase II: Schematics - Brainstorming

Developing concept diagrams, rough sketches to determine the general layout, form and overall appearance of your house and site.

Phase III: Development - Design

Size, layout and character of your home and site are refined, and elements such as stairs, cabinetry, fireplaces and other built-ins are designed. Technical details, plans, elevations and sections through the house are developed 80% to 90% completion.

Phase IV: Documentation - Blueprints

Your design is translated into the technical language of the contractor. Working drawings and specifications detail all of the materials to be used, where they are to be located and how they are to be installed. Remaining design work is completed as all technical aspects are determined.

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