Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few of the most common questions we get regarding home plans and designing a custom home.

Working with a home designer

How long does it take to design a custom plan?

Generally a complete set of custom home designs and blueprints can be completed in 4-6 weeks.  That said, many things can affect the timeline including; how many square feet the home is, how many custom features the home will have and how fast the home owner and builder respond to changes in the home design plans.

How much will this cost?

At Sageland Design we offer two types of home plans and pricing; stock floor plans and custom home plans.  Stock floor plans are very cost effective because these plans have already been drawn and can be delivered to a homeowner or home builder within days.  Our stock house plans start at $500 for a complete set of plans and go up from there if the homeowner wants to customize them. The cost of a Custom Home Plan starts at around $1,000 and goes up from there depending on some of the things we mentioned in the previous question.

When do we pay for our plan?

Once you've had your initial meeting with our home designer and decided to use Sageland Design for your home plans and blueprints we require a 50% down payment to begin the project with the remainder due upon completion and delivery of the plans and blueprints.

How do we pay for our home plan?

We accept cash, checks and credit cards for payment of both stock and custom home plans.

Can we make changes to a stock plan?

Yes and many of our client do as it can be more cost effective and the finished plans can generally be delivered in less time.

If I order a stock plan, what comes with it?

All of our stock plans include a free, downloadable flyer.

You can order a set of "builder ready" prints for any stock plan and those start at $500 and go up based on square footage. Contact us for more information.

You can also have our home designer customize any of our stock plans, please call us at 509-396-4646 for details.

What's the difference between a home designer and an architect?

A skilled home designer or architect are both capable of delivering a quality set of plans and prints to a home buyer or home builder.

The main difference is that people who use the "Architect" designation have completed a higher ed curriculum, usually a degree in architecture, and they must be registered with a state based architecture board.

Home Designs and prints from architectural firms are generally more expensive.

Ultimately, real world home building experience is what makes a great home designer, and our chief designer has over 30 years of home building and design experience.

What is the process for working with a home designer?

At Sageland Design we work directly with homeowners and home buyers and also with home builders.  In some cases we are introduced to the home buyer through some of the contractors we work with on a regular basis.  In other cases, the home buyer contacts us on their own and then introduces us to their home builder.


Working with a home builder

Can I share my house plans with my builder?

Yes, once you purchase your home plans you are free to share them with your builder.

Will you work with our builder?

Yes, once you are under contract with Sageland Design for your home floor plans and architectural drawings we will want to be in contact with your builder to insure a smooth home building process.

What is your process for working with our builder?

The first part of our process is working with the home buyer and helping them design the perfect plan for their dream home.

The second part of our process is working with the builder to answer questions during the construction of the home related to the plans.

If our builder has questions on the job site, can they contact you?

Yes, we are available to your builder throughout the process of building your home.

Does our builder pay for our plan?

In most cases the home buyer pays the Home Designer directly for the home plans and designs.  If you are working with a builder who would like you to pay them for the plans as part of the total cost of your new home, feel free to contact us and we will find a way to work with your builder.

Is there anything our builder should know if we choose you for our home plans?

We are very experienced in working with builders and can provide references from builders we work with.

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