Design Modifications and Customizations
Our designs are easy to optimize for your budget, your land and your lifestyle. You’re encouraged to really make it your own by adding or deleting windows or skylights, adjusting room sizes, adding extra rooms, or all of the above. If there’s a plan that is almost perfect, let’s work together to make it exactly as you’d like.
With this add-on to your purchased stock design plans, you’ll receive up to *5 hours of drafting time as we take any of our existing designs and customize it to your specifications. Once your customizations are complete, you will receive your design plans in both PDF and CAD format.
“…making the plans with you was a great experience” - Ellen G., Martha’s Vineyard
Many modifications are completed within the 5-hour allowance; major modification work rarely surpasses 30 hours of drafting time. Drafting time beyond 5 hours, if required, is performed at our usual hourly rate of USD$66/CDN$90.
Be creative, stay flexible, and have fun! Please contact us prior to placing your order, to discuss your changes and your construction timeline.
The following is for informational purposes only.
How much your cabin will cost to build depends on where you build, who builds it, and your choices of finishing details (high-end, modest, or low-end). All of our designs offer flexibility during planning and during construction to use windows, doors, and interior & exterior finishes that suit your budget and preferences. In the US or Canada, per square foot costs for materials range between US$100 and $250, with professional labour another US$100 to $250 per square foot.
To get up-to-date, locally relevant pricing for the materials that will be required to build your cabin, take your set of plans, no matter where you purchased them, to a building materials supplier to receive a ‘materials takeoff’ and price for everything that they are able to supply. If you are building your cabin yourself, *this* amount, plus another 15% for contingency, is your ballpark cost to build, plus your time.
Complete and even more accurate building budget calculations can be made by a local, experienced builder who has considered all your unique requirements and the building site’s unique characteristics. It can be worth paying a small consultation fee to gain their real-life insights into building costs in your particular area.