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Custom Home Design 101: What to Know

Updated: Mar 18

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House Plan Blue Prints

Choosing the right house plan is crucial for the success of your custom-built home construction project. There are several factors to consider when researching house plans that align with your vision and fit best on your land.

In this blog post, we provide essential tips on choosing or designing a house plan that meets your preferences and requirements.

Your Custom House Plan Built with Your Vision!

When building a new home, it's essential to communicate your desires and needs to your house plan designer or home builder. This is a significant investment, and you should be leading the charge on how you want your home to turn out once it's completed. It's crucial to share your entire wish list with your designer or builder but keep in mind that some of your ideas may exceed your budget or not be feasible due to constraints such as the slope of the land or jurisdictional requirements. Remember, homebuilding is a team effort, and when roadblocks arise, you and your builder will work together to find solutions.

Land-Related Obstacles

The land you choose to build your custom-designed home on can have a significant impact on the final outcome. Depending on the slope of the land, you may need retaining walls or it may be more cost-effective to have the garage on one side of your home versus the other. If you're on a tight budget, you'll need to be willing to make compromises. While a larger budget opens up more options, it's still possible to achieve your dream home by prioritizing what's most important and being open to alternative solutions suggested by your builder or designer. Remember, creativity and flexibility can help overcome any obstacles that arise during the homebuilding process.

VisionMaker's FREE Homesite Evaluation

When embarking on your homebuilding journey, it's crucial to have your builder or house plan designer inspect the land you intend to build on. That's why we provide a FREE, no-obligation Homesite Evaluation. With our extensive experience, we can offer valuable feedback on the buildability of your new home. This preliminary evaluation is an essential step before diving into the details with our Build-Rite Service™, which includes researching the buildability of your property with local jurisdictions, utility service providers, and having our skilled subcontractors visit your site with us to help bring your homebuilding dream to reality. Our FREE Homesite Evaluation is an early and vital step in the homebuilding process that sets your project off on the right foot and helps prevent expensive mistakes during the construction of your new home.

Have Questions About Designing a House Plan for Your Custom Home Build?

If the answer is YES and you want to learn more about building a new custom home on your land or schedule your FREE Homesite Evaluation, Contact Us by email at or call us at 541-668-8203 to learn more. We are here to help when you are ready!


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