• The Home Design Process

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    McPhee Associates
    We understand that every client has different living needs and custom home desires. Our job as a Cape Cod custom design-build company is to listen to the custom home objectives of our client and then work with you to develop a house plan that meets those custom home design objectives.


    By Rob McPhee

    When working with McPhee Associates Inc, clients typically experience a home design process that entails the following steps:

    –          Site visit to assess the natural characteristics of your property’s location and surroundings.
    –          Develop a topographical survey plan of your site.
    –          Develop a written outline of your custom home design objectives to include (but not be limited to):

    • Style
    • Garage Needs
    • Lifestyle requirements for each room and layout
    • Ceiling heights
    • Fireplaces
    • Glazing
    • Kitchen needs
    • Deck
    • Bathroom needs and plumbing fixtures
    • Interior stair style
    • Outdoor living areas
    • Patios

    Preliminary floor plans are developed showing room layouts, sizes, window locations and door locations. You can learn more by clicking here.

    Home plans are then reviewed by the client with our design professionals. Once the client is comfortable with what changes they may like to make we proceed to making the necessary changes.

    When the preliminary floor plan changes are completed a 3D model is produced to show the entire exterior of the project.

    All designs can be viewed in our conference room where they are projected onto a large screen and we will walk you through the designs; or video clips and still photos can be emailed to the client and reviewed during a conference call at a time convenient for everyone.

    The final home plans are finished only after the client expresses satisfaction with the preliminary floor, site plan and 3D renderings.

    In this step all four elevations of the proposed house are produced along with the necessary construction plans required for permitting and construction of the home.

    The plans are again reviewed by the client before the estimating process begins.

    A typical completed set of home plans includes the following:

    • Floor plans
    • Framing plans
    • Elevations
    • Foundation plans
    • Cross sections
    • Wind rating of the building
    • Electrical plans
    • Deck framing and attachments
    • Window schedules
    • Interior mill work design
    • Window schedules
    • Interior mill work designs

    You can learn more by clicking here.


    April 03, 2014