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Is it hard to modify a set of House Plans?

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Published On : 08-19-2010
Author : Steve Donegan
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House Plans with some modifications

Do you know what you're looking for in a set of house plans? You probably do. Most people who visit our website have at least a vague idea of what they want in a home; there are some people who know exactly what they want -- down to the smallest detail.


So here you are on the Internet, looking through house plans on top of house plans. Do you ever get frustrated when you find a home design that seems to fit what you want, but it just doesn't have the right feel? Maybe the bathroom is arranged wrong, or maybe there isn't enough cabinet space in the kitchen. For some reason or another, this particular set of house plans doesn't quite fit.


Have you ever considered hiring a draftsman to modify a set of house plans?

House Plan Modifications are EASY! For most people, hiring someone to make changes to house plans is a very scary concept. Think about it, you're going out to find someone who will change the design of your home -- your living space -- and youre paying him quite a bit to do it! Most house plan modification services cost anywhere from $65 to $100 an hour. If that isn't scary, I don't know what is! Many people are worried that their costs will skyrocket; others are afraid that the finished product won't be what they had imagined; still others feel their blood pressure rise just by the thought of searching out and hiring a draftsman. It's perfectly normal to feel a bit apprehensive when it comes to modifying a set of house plans.


The Plan Collection can make it easier to get your dream house plans.

So it's kinda scary to hire someone to modify your house plans... well, we're here to help. First of all, you may not even need to hire someone. Some simple modifications can be made by your builder. Moving a window or door, adding a fireplace, or changing the exterior finish of a home can usually be done in the field -- without paying a draftsman to redraw the house plans.


If you have some relatively simple changes in mind (i.e. modifications that don't require any changes to the structure of the home), you should discuss them with your builder. He will tell you whether or not he can red-line these changes in the field. If he can't, or if your local building council won't allow red-lining, you will have to hire someone else to help -- and that's where we come in.


Give us a call at 866-787-2023. Most of our house plans can be modified by their original designers. In some cases, the designers are either retired, or they prefer not to change any of their existing house plans; but that's okay -- we can get you set up one way or another.


Know EXACTLY what you want.

Just make sure that you know exactly what you want. It's very difficult to interpret a request like, "add 3 more bedrooms and 1 more bath," or, "reduce this home by 1,000 square feet." These kinds of requests just aren't feasible unless you have a specific plan of action. You need to think about how your changes are going to affect the look and feel of the home, and you're going to have to explain it to us.


Remember that although we're here to help in any way we can, at the end of the day, The Plan Collection is not an architectural firm -- we just sell house plans. We can give a few suggestions, but it's ultimately up to you to decide how the changes are to be made. We can't offer a consultation service. You tell us exactly what to do to the house plans, and we'll get them drawn accordingly -- in a quick and professional manner.


Most house plan modifications can be made within 2 or 3 weeks. Please call us if you have any questions -- we're here to help you find your dream home, and if you need to make modifications to the house plans in order to achieve that dream, so be it. We'll help you get there!

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