Are you in the process of developing and designing your house plans? If you are, you are going to need a team of people around you to help. Here are a few of the types of professionals you will need to think about interviewing and hiring to work with you in developing your new house plan.
Architects are great designers of all sorts of different buildings. If you are looking to put together a house plan that is unique structurally and different from an exterior curb appeal, you may want to consider working with an architect that understands these types of features and functions. Architects are great for helping to incorporate elevators into existing home plans or specialized displays and pieces of equipment. Some architects will put together a small model of your home to visually represent some of the elements in the design. A builder usually will work with an architect to submit their ideas for the house plans. The architect's job is to make sure it is designed to meet current building code requirements.
There are many different types of engineers. There are mechanical engineers and there are electrical engineers. Engineers usually will work hand in hand with the architect you have chosen to put together your house plan. The engineer is there to look over the plans in the home to make sure it meets standards. They are also there to help design and plan the exterior components of the home. Everything from making sure the right slopes are used in grading the ground to making sure the amount of impervious material is not over or outweighing that of the grassy green vegetation around the home. Each local municipality has different requirements and specifications. The engineer is there to work with the architect to make sure those requirements are being adhered to in the strictest manner.
After your home is designed and is nearing the end of the building process, you can hire an interior designer. The interior designer will help you plan out the spaces in your home. They will help you establish a color scheme, recommendations furniture purchases and placement, and in general help you develop the look and feel you want.
It is sometimes great fun to start off your house plan project by working with an interning student. The student can work on your house plan as part of their required projects for their degree and course work. Not only is it free for you, but sometimes you will get some new and fresh ideas for your house plan. Give it a try. You will still need to enlist the help of those that have their degrees and certifications, but a student may offer a fresh perspective you would not otherwise have.