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There is so much to write about custom home designs. These are great to design because the limit of the design is your imagination. Do you want a large entry way with a spiral stair case? What about a master bath in the kids’ bedrooms that functions like a jack and jill bath? The limits are the limits of your imagination.
However, make sure that you are working with a residential architect when you are designing your dream home. Residential architects have special knowledge about what it takes to build a home, which can be different than what it takes to build a different type of building. Homes have to stand up to a lot of wear and tear, and need to function in a different manner than an office. So it is best to work with a specialist, a residential architect, from the beginning.
If you want to draw your idea home yourself, that is a good starting point. But a builder cannot work from your drawings. In most places, an architect’s blueprint is required to obtain the permits necessary for building a house: Which means you need to work with an architect anyways, so you might as well work with a qualified residential architect.
Residential architects are a great asset when you are thinking of building your own, custom, home. Consider the benefits of working with a residential architect from the beginning of the project, and you are sure to have your ideal custom home.