Unlike many other designers and even architects, Royal Designs has years of experience working closely with builders and are better equipped to provide you superior designs with a builders perspective, this allows for fewer revisions in the construction stage which can become quite costly
Sit down with our expert designers and draft a completely unique and stunning home that you are sure to love for years to come. Not everyone utilizes their home the same way and only you know how you function within your home. Your designer will work closely with you to construct the home of your dreams that flows to accommodate your lifestyle.
Designing a new custom home is one of those industries where one shoe doesn't fit all. Some homes are very complex, while some people are trying to downsize and simplify and don't need multiple meetings for revisions. In ALL cases, knowing what to expect and what goes in to each plan is important and sets everyone up for a successful design process. Here are the key stages and what you can expect from Royal Designs at each phase.
Initial Design Consultation
- Go over homeowner wants/needs list and desired specifications (New Home Worksheet)
- Review basic/conceptual design or plans brought by homeowner (if any)
- Develop timeline of plans
Exterior / Structural Components (50%)
These are not typically dimensioned or annotated. There are normally changes during this part of the design to get the right layout and design for your new home. An initial meeting and two revision meetings are included in the cost of this stage. Upon signing off on this stage, plans will be sent to Frame and Foundation Engineering and Structural Component Estimation.
- Review “Lot Condition Form” and discuss any special considerations needed in the plan design
- Floor plan and layout
- Plot Plan
- Front, Rear, Right and Left Elevations
- Roof Plan
- Basic Isometric 3D CAD view of home (NOT a rendering)
Design Detail / Interior Components (90%)
These will have some dimensions and notes on them for cost estimate purposes, but will still be easier to read and understand. Two revision meetings are included in this stage.
- Electrical Plan
- Cabinet Details
- Interior Details (specifically when specialty/custom selections are used)
- Material Takeoff and Measurements (Internal Document for cost estimate)
Construction Documents (100%)
This stage of the design is done internally and does not include any additional meetings.
- Fully dimensioned Floor Plan
- Fully annotated Electrical Plan
- Fully annotated Cabinet Details
- Fully notated Exterior Elevations (4)
- Fully dimensioned and notated Roof Plan
- Form Set/ Foundation Plan (NOT engineered)
- Detailed Plot Plan
- Basic Landscape and Drainage Layout on site plan (if option is selected)
- Final Material Takeoff and Measurements (if option is selected)