Seeking Designer to Complete Plans


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I'm seeking a designer to complete my new construction house design.  I rented Chief software over the winter so I could help my wife visualize the house we are budgeting for.  I am very happy with my results, but Spring is here and I'm too busy to finish.  I'd like a professional to complete the problematic areas and maybe add some curb-appeal. Aside from making myself comfortable with the design of the house, my end-goal would be to develop a plan from which I can perform some take-offs and render a framing plan to take to a truss company and a local framer.  I am very reasonable to work with. I need a verbal quote on the to-do list.  Wish-list will depend on remaining budget. 



-Add high 14' ceiling in the living area. The roof raises when I add ceiling.

-Add high windows in living areas.  Clean up all windows (size, height).  I'm pretty window-design stupid. 

-Clean-up wall heights, floor thicknesses. 

-Add columns at porches.

-Add veneer to front of house and columns.

-Exterior design- dormers, siding, roof options or maybe some craftsman-style details. Maybe an accent wall section on the outside of the pantry area.



-Provide some design options for cabinets.

-Hydronic floor heat in an elevated concrete main floor. If anybody has experience with designing these systems that would be a bonus.  (this has it's own design budget)

-Add split-level sunroom on south end. 

-Value-added design ideas are very welcome. 

-Basement bedroom egress design.

-Maybe add underslab plumbing, maybe electrical.


Thanks for reading.  Le me know if you are interested or if you have questions.  I might want to follow up with a phone call. 










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Would love to help

Working in Chief v4.0 thru X9 - playing with X-10

Please contact me and we can discuss further.



Exterior Renderings.pdf

Kitchen Renderings.pdf

McGrath Kitchen Plan_Bid.pdf

Construction Documents-Layout A1.pdf

Construction Documents-Layout A3.pdf

Construction Documents-Layout A4.pdf

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On 3/12/2018 at 3:02 PM, Kansaschief said:


-Add high 14' ceiling in the living area. The roof raises when I add ceiling.


- Assuming you mean a Flat Ceiling at 14'?


- Turn off Auto Roof Build  ( when you have ALL Roofs in the Plan Auto Built)

- Set Room Ceiling to 14' ( 168")

-Check Flat Ceiling over this Room

-uncheck use Soffit Surface for Ceiling

- Possibly change Ceiling Structure to 2x8 or 2x10 depending on Spans

- Lower Dining/Kitchen Gable end Window ( check in Overview , raising Ceiling forces it out the Roof)

- You'll need to lower your Window in the Living room Gable Wall too (see Image)




PM me if things don't work out with one of the Other guys who have already posted above.



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I took a quick look at your project and put this quick video together of the outside...



A few observations:

Stairs need fixing

I would relocate fireplace to back wall

Relocate lower level bedrooms for egress.

Foundation needs fixed

Roof framing 

Back Deck similar to front porch???

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