The 4 Phases of Your Custom Home Design Process

Published June 14, 2017.
Est. Reading: 3 minutes

One of the most important steps for making your Custom Home come to life is the design process. Understanding all the stages that entail this process will make your custom home building experience better. Sunset Homes, Calgary's bespoke home builder, has an experienced and excellent design team that can make your dream home a reality. Our partner designers take care of architectural, exterior and interior design, and produce everything needed to progress through the construction process.

Concept Design

The first step or phase of the design process is to create a preliminary design by understanding your idea. The best way to create a preliminary concept is by having a meeting in which you can review your wish list with your home builder and designer. Check out What to Include on your Wish List before Meeting your Home Builder to learn how to come prepared for this initial design meeting. If you have created ideabooks in Houzz or have saved any of your ideas in Pinterest, bring them to your initial meeting, and they will help you explain your vision to your custom home builder and designer. From this meeting, our design team will be able to analyze your site and prepare a preliminary design and front elevation for your review.

Design Development

The second step in your custom infill home's design process will be preparing your drawings to obtain a development permit. In this phase, our team develops the structural design in detail based on your selections for exterior materials and finishes. We will also have refined front elevation and completed drawings that are required for obtaining your development permit as well as for preparing your project for a class 2 summary budget. Learn more about our budgets in 3 Steps to Create the Final Budget for your Custom Home in Calgary

Building Permit

After obtaining your development permit, our designers can proceed to the third step of the design process for your custom infill home. Once DP is approved, the design team can prepare site plans and drawings needed for the building permit. This entails detailed floor plans, detailed exterior elevations, roof plans and electrical plans. Our team creates a building permit package and takes care of everything required to proceed with the construction process.

Interior design

Finally, in this last step, our team will work with you to cover all interior details, work on elevations all based on your interior material selections, your lighting, plumbing, hardware, glass, finishes and so on. In every step of the process, we maintain active communication with our homeowners and guide them to see their dream home come true.

Are you ready to build your new custom home? Contact Sunset Homes today; we are proud to be Calgary's bespoke home builder. We will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our custom luxury homes and major renovations.

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Too Long Didn’t Read (TLDR)

Sunset Homes and our design team will walk you through translating your ideas into a design concept, then we will prepare your drawings and plans to obtain the development and building permits, and finally, to select your custom home interior design.

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