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.
I am a few months in as a new user of CA. I am slowly learning the symbols, but I could really use some sort of cheat sheet or guide that shows the icon and the description of what it does. Does anything like that exist?
I use version X8 on a MacBook Pro.