When budgeting for a new home, design fees may appear as a luxury. However, building on budget, on time, and without undo stress, requires that you and your builder are clear on the plans, specifications and building schedule of your new home.
There are potentially one-hundred people involved in the construction of a new home; for things to go as planned it’s important that everyone is on the same page. Your construction contract is based on your house plans. They are the specifications and directions to build your new home.
Building officials, suppliers, subcontractors and lending institutions all need information from the plans. The more clear the information, the fewer questions, conflicts and delays you can expect. Suppliers and subcontractors develop bids and pricing from the plans and specifications so the more complete the work the more accurate your budget.
Detailed upfront planning will make for a less stressful building process and ensure that in the end your home is everything you desired.