Have you found a plan that’s almost but not quite perfect? No problem! We offer customizations to our house plans through our founding company, the Colorado-based custom home design firm LGA Studios.
Compared with starting from scratch on a true custom home, choosing to customize an existing plan or floor plan concept saves you time and money right away, because it gives you and our design team a great place to start from. It’s very common to want some level of changes–from adjusting or flipping the garage to changing the architectural style itself–that only serves to make the home a true custom fit for you!
One question you may be asking is if what you have in mind rises to the level of needing custom design services. If what you need is straightforward, it can often be accommodated through our plan add-on options, or you can send us an email requesting these changes. (All customization emails will be directed to LGA Studios). Below is a breakdown showing prices for several examples that can be accommodated quickly (two weeks or less).
CODE COMPLIANCE ADJUSTMENTS AND CAD FILE INFORMATION:
Our plans DO NOT include structural drawings and will require site-specific modifications to meet local building codes. Your builder and building department will help determine what is necessary to comply with local codes, regulations, and requirements. The addition of engineering notes to your plan and small adjustments done with the help of local experts to bring it up to your region’s code are possible with the purchase of a Digital PDF Plan Set. If, however, you would like your local architect, home designer, or builder to be able to make larger changes and site-specific customizations, we recommend adding the CAD files (.dwg) to your plan purchase. CAD files are editable by building professionals, and will save them time (and save you money) when it comes to making larger changes.
Learn more about what’s included in our Digital Plan Sets and the differences between PDF and CAD files.
MINOR FIELD CHANGES:
There are many minor customizations that can be made to make the design fit your taste. These can often be handled by your local design professionals or builder, and may include:
Make sure to ask your local architect or builder if they can make these minor adjustments or customizations. You’ll want to hire an experienced and licensed professional who is familiar with your local codes and would know if a change requires input from a local engineering professional.
This is where it begins to make the most sense to contact us for a custom proposal. A local architect or experienced professional home designer may also make this type of customization for you using the CAD files (.dwg). CAD files can be added to any plan purchase for $500 before you add the plan to your cart.
Moderate customizations that would be best handled by either our team or by your local design professionals include:
These types of changes often affect every aspect and layer of the plan and take a good amount of time and expertise. All customizations you can dream of are certainly possible, however.
Complex customizations that would be best handled either by our team or by your local design professionals include:
Contact us for a custom proposal, or a local architect or experienced professional home designer may also make this type of customization for you using the CAD files (.dwg).
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Click here to tell us about the customizations you’re interested in. Note that this form will redirect you to the LGA Studios website, and replies to your inquiry will come from the team at LGA Studios.