FAQ's & SAQ's

Custom designing and building a home can be a challenging and overwhelming process. Being informed, and knowing where to start can be especially helpful to bring you from dreaming of building your own home to seeing the dream become reality. Here are answers to some common questions we get from those seeking a home design.

How long does the design process take?

The time frame for a custom design will vary based on several factors, such as size, complexity, requirements of jurisdiction or subdivision, the ability of the client to make decisions, etc. During our consultation we can discuss the time frame in further detail.

How involved will I be in the design process?

Our goal is to reflect your needs and desires for your dream home, we gain that insight thru our consultation and in-depth design questionnaire. Our design process is divided into several phases; conceptual floor plan design, preliminary exterior 3D, interior 3D, building calculations and construction plans (often referred to as the CD’s/construction documents). We invite you to be a part of as much of any of these design phases as you want to. Obviously, your involvement in the conceptual floor plans and exterior and interior 3D are necessary.

I live out of the state, is it difficult to custom design a home?

Not at all, we have many clients that live out of state. We even have one client that hired us and it was several years before we met in person.

Do I own the plans once they are finished?

All architectural designs are protected under Federal and International copyright laws. The designs and drawings provided by Western Design International are protected by the Federal Copyright Laws and may not be copied, reproduced, modified, distributed or used in any other way without the specific written consent of the copyright owner,
Western Design International.

The purchase of a custom home design in no way transfers any copyright or other ownership interest in it to the buyer except as limited use license to build only one structure from the plans, and the plans cannot be resold unless by express written authorization of Western Design International, the design copyright holder.