Each department within America’s Home Place plays an important role during the home building process.  Once you have selected a floor plan, met with a Building Consultant and made all suggestions for requested changes, the drafting department receives the red lined plans and prepares a preliminary design plan for the customer to review prior to construction.  Upon reviewing these revised plans during the pre-construction meeting, you will be able to visualize what your home will look like and once the finalized plans are approved by the home buyer our drafting department will move forward with the permit plans.

The drafting department creates and adapts the plans, verifying all components within the home are in the right location and that everything is prepared and ready to build.  This process includes each phase of the plans, from the design set to the full set of construction plans.

Open floor plans are very popular, many of our homebuyers look to socialize among rooms, while entertaining friends and family.  Tile showers, hardwood and raised ceilings are also very popular options. Craftsman architecture is a nice feature, incorporating larger overhangs and columns.  Some floor plans extend outdoor livable spaces.  As you plan your custom home consider all possible options so the drafting department can design a plan that is unique to your family.

Additional changes the drafting department usually sees may include increasing a bathroom size or layout, adding a bonus room, selecting where additional built in shelving is located or raising countertop height.  Raised ceilings, or having a treyed ceiling in the foyer and living room can offer a spacious feel.  The exterior of the home is also a great place to consider adding architectural flair.   Consider cement siding with brackets and corbels along with oversized spacious porches and decks for a way to enjoy your living space outdoors.

Our drafting department creates new plans every few weeks and we are always updating our existing plans to include new features and optional architectural elevations.  At America’s Home Place we listen to our home buyers and in many cases, upon hearing similar requests, our drafting department will incorporate features as standard within our floor plans.  You can request a free floor plan book and you are welcome to visit our open house events in a location near you. For more information on the Building Process visit us at

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