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What to Know About Architectural Plans (Q&A)

By January 18, 2022March 6th, 2024No Comments
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You have found your perfect lot, and you’ve decided to build your dream home. You probably have numerous Pinterest boards filled with ideas you want to turn into reality. But before you start picking colors, design has to come first and the process starts with you.

The first step is to find a team that will support and make this process as seamless as possible for you. We understand that planning your dream home can feel overwhelming, that’s why we work with our clients throughout the entire process and answer any questions they may have along the way. 

Should I Hire an Architect or a Plan Designer?

The main difference between an architect and a designer is licensing. Here at CKC, we love working with both architects and plan designers, however, it ultimately all comes down to your budget. We’re proud to offer an in-house team of interior designers that will assist you and the plan designer throughout the whole process.


What Is The Cost to Hire an Architect versus a Home Designer?

Both design professionals often charge a flat fee for plans or per square foot. And while rates vary by region and individual professional, architects tend to cost more than designers. For example, an architect can charge 7% to 10% of the build costs while a designer charges a flat rate based on gross square footage.

Should I Hire a Builder Before Starting on Plans?

The answer is yes. The builder can assist with the cost of items, and therefore ensure that your plans fall within your budget simply by tracking square footage along the way.

In the end, remember to trust the process. Your dream home is just around the corner. It’s important to find a team that will support your vision and make it happen for you. Take advantage of our preconstruction opportunities or contact us today so we can get started designing together. Life has never been better than when living in your dream home from beginning to end!