|Residential Design & Planning|
Purchasing home plans is far more than just investing in a set of drawings. More important, is the design process which leads to the information conveyed in the drawings.
I often hear, "we've looked through countless home plan books and websites and can not find the right one." That's the advantage of hiring a design professional. We will discuss your objectives and craft a plan that's just right! I truly enjoy working with home owners and construction professionals to generate a design that is functional and attractive while being mindful of the budget.
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Client care and attention to detail in planning and preparation.
Design Development - Understanding the new home before its built.
I have a series of exercises that guide us through organizing design objectives and decision making to help clients feel comfortable with the direction. One of my objectives is to assist you in understanding space, as well as architectural and construction terminology. I intend to help you obtain a clear understanding of what the drawings are communicating about your new home to prevent any suprises once construction begins. This is accomplished through various drawing and illustration techniques as well as advanced 3d Visualization technology allowing you to see it before you build it. Some of my previous clients are kind enough to allow us to tour their homes as well to gain a better understanding of space.
Detailed comprehensive construction documents or "blue prints."
Once the design is approved and you are clear on what the drawings are conveying about your home, I ad required technical information. This final set of plans is referred to as the construction drawings. These are required by construction professionals, neighborhood development committees, banks and building departments. These are vital to accurate cost estimating, construction, and most importantly communication for all involved.
A quick side note:
On behalf of all my friends in the construction industry, it's important for potential new home owners to know it is highly recommended you have professional scaled drawings prepared in order to acquire accurate estimates from a construction professional. This is especially critical when considering comparing multiple contractors or builders to carry out the work.
For the Builder/Contractor:
Krouse Design Ltd. also values the construction professionals. Great care is taken in generating the plans for a smooth construction process. I approach every project with both the home owner and the construction professional in mind.
Above all it’s about communication!
Once the plans are approved, I provide multiple sets for the home owner, builder and their team. In addition, I assist with communication and delivery of additional plans via email pdfs to the various subcontractors involved; streamlining and expediting the process for both the home owner and builder.