So you’ve decided that the time to change or update your house has arrived. Perhaps you’ve refinanced your home and now have the money to implement your house plans. Or you’re just plain sick of a home that doesn’t work for the growing needs of your family. Whether it’s something a little grander or just a little bit bigger, you should look at this conceptually.
Some questions you may be asking are:
Do you want to keep your existing home but need more space? It is guaranteed that you will either need to build up or build out… maybe both! So your existing home plans will need some modification and alteration in order to achieve your desired result.
Unless you are planning to simply reshuffle the existing space around, you will need to either build upwards or extend your ground level area with an addition to your current building plans.
Of course, you could also just sell up and buy again or choose to build a new house. Should you decide to sell, you have the standard issues – agent’s fees, legal fees and stamp duty. Even juggling the buying and selling in a timely manner can often be tressful . All of this will take a hefty chunk out of both your time and your money.
Finding the perfect house can also be time consuming and, of course, hard to do! A more conservative and clever approach would be to proceed with an addition or extension renovation. This option gives you a flexible approach to achieving exactly what you want and what you need.
So who do you approach to change your house plans design?
If you ‘re building a new home with an unlimited budget, cutting edge and on a grand scale with possibly every imaginable inclusion, then you may consider working with an architect.
However, if you are on a limited budget and looking for a more functional home that is not necessarily cutting edge yet still ultra stylish and will meet your lifestyle requirements, then you have other choices like hiring a draftsman over an architect.
Getting your builder engaged early is important in your planning, particularly one who specializes in house renovation. A good builder will work closely with your building designer to ensure you get the functionalities without breaking your wallet.
Click here to get a FREE online consultation with Josh to start the process for your house plans. Or, get our “Wishlist vs Must Have’s Template” to help you turn your renovation wishlist into a budget-friendly design concept.
Josh has the knowledge to help you with Council requirements and how to get what you want.
This IS his specialty and his area of expertise, so we recommend you capitalise on it for your house renovations.
Josh also knows well-suited professionals who would be perfect for your specific project. His guidance is invaluable and he can alleviate the stress of finding the right person for your exact needs. His vast network of highly-skilled professionals enable an exceptional standard of quality throughout the build.
How does JM Homes deliver your dream ho use plans? They listen, they advise and they discuss with you and your team of professionals. Finally, you will be armed with the right information to provide your building designer or architect.
The first step is to schedule a meeting onsite with both your builder and your draftsman. They will take measurements and discuss your building plans.
You can now address the documented requirements and ideas that you’ve jotted on paper to cover your house plans. Taking into account structural and styling considerations, your must-haves and wishlist should meet all your requirements without exceeding your budget.
Meet Josh from JM Homes through this initial consultation and see if his professionalism and extensive experience suits your project.
After the site visit and discussions outlining your core ideas and requirements, an initial concept plan will be provided. Along with the concept plan is a ballpark figure of your renovation costs.
Please be advised that it may cost more to renovate older homes depending on the complexity of the project.
Estimators will review and refine the real costs, ensuring your renovation stays on target throughout the house plan design phase.
Illustrated ideas will eventually allow your vision to come to life with the aid of computer-generated technology.
This phase is usually inclusive of things like room arrangement, indoor–outdoor flow, initial choice of construction systems, and the likes.
Unless you’re planning to reshuffle the existing space, you’ll need to either build upwards or extend your ground area.
Of course, you could also just sell up and buy again or choose to build a new house. Should you decide to sell, you have the standard issues – agent’s fees, legal fees and stamp duty. Even juggling the buying and selling in a timely manner can often be quite stressful as well . All of this will take a hefty chunk out of both your time and your money.
Finding the perfect house can also be time-consuming and, of course, hard to do! A more conservative and clever approach would be to proceed with an addition or extension renovation. This option gives you a flexible approach to achieving exactly what you want and what you need.
So who do you approach to change your house plans design?
If you are building a new home with an unlimited budget, then you may consider working with an architect.
If you are on a limited budget and looking for an ultra-stylish, functional home, then you have choices.
You can hire a building designer or draftsman can deliver fantastic results same with an architect but more cost effective.
Your builder will liaise with the council for your house plan design to get approval. You don’t have to get bogged down with the mountain of paperwork. They are accustomed to the technical jargon so you are spared the stress to this otherwise harrowing ordeal. Time frames for approval can vary considerably so check with your builder.
JM Homes aims to provide you with an easy and stress-free experience while we work on your house plans’ design. We strive to anticipate your needs by providing as little disruption as possible. As the construction moves into the final design stage, we offer better building solutions with comprehensive design and construction services.
During the pre-construction brief, together we will decide upon a forecasted start date. We will also discuss how to prepare your house and your family for the re-modelling.
This will include:
We use a comprehensive checklist to ensure the quality of your home meets every expectation all throughout.
Finally, you will have the keys to your new home, along with the warranty details.
We hope that by working together, as you explore the wonders of the house plan that you entrusted to JM Homes, your heart skips a beat and you tell yourself, “this is exactly what I dreamed of.”