Great homes start with careful planning. When budgeting for a new home, plan design fees can sometimes appear as a luxury. But to build a new home on budget, on time, and without disappointment, it is imperative that you and your builder are clear on the plans and specifications of the home.

House Plans are Not Created Equally

The work and money required to develop a clear set of plans and specifications is outweighed by the efficiency and professionalism in which your project will be executed. Building officials, suppliers, subcontractors and lending institutions all need information from the plans and the more clear the information, the fewer questions and delays will occur. Suppliers and subcontractors develop bids and pricing from the plans and specifications so the more complete the plans, the more accurate your budget will be.

Detailed upfront planning will make for a less stressful building process and ensure that in the end your home is everything you desired.

Begin With These 8 Steps