step, the homeowner and builder needs to examine
the issues that make the project feasible or
unfeasible. Breaking this down into a
deeper study brings in several factors:
- Budget and scope of the project: Will the proposed project work at the desired budget?
- Site Analysis: Is the site chosen suitable? Is it zoned? Are there utilities?
- What is the best stategy for developing the project on the given site?
- What is theoptimal size and type of building?
- Is the building site chosen structurally sound?
- What other cost, planning and design constraints may the project encounter?
By addressing these questions up front, we can avoid costly and frustrating surprises during the project.
Programmingis the process used to arrive at the set of criteria on which the design is based. This phase is where the project is built -- not physically, but decision by decision.
Based on the program constructed in step 2, this design synthesizes it into a defined design. This step includes completing preliminary building floor plans, completing room layouts, landscaping concepts, electrical, plumbing and mechanical concepts.
This step is based on refining and fixing the design, and working out all the details, including the selection of materials and the engineering systems. The aim is to finalize all the design decisions before proceeding into construction.
You're almost there! this step will break down and get you on your way to living in your dream home! All the hard work is done, so sit back and let Smith Custom Homes take care of the rest!