Wanting to build a new custom home or addition in the Province of Ontario?
Then you need a Ontario Province approved designer
Now … How to you select a good, experienced, licensed Ontario Home Designer? One that will join with you and help create that beautiful new dream home and that will make the process stress free & fun!
When looking for a Ontario licensed home designer or house plans for your new dream home there are certain things you should be on the look for:
First – How many years of experience does the designer / design firm have and do they have good rapport in the building industry?
Second – Ask to see some past examples of their designs and their work. Pay attention to the amount of detail they have provided in their designs. Some so-called designers are only educated in the construction & time management – what you need to find is a Architectural Technologists / Technician that has been educated in the construction processes, as well as in actual exterior & interior design aspects from an Architectural stand point . (ie proper flow of a floor plan layout, proper proportions for roof design, curve attractive, uses and flows of room and specific sizes etc.)
Third – you need to find a designer that that has good customer reviews. Google the designer, ask local builders & building departments. Ask the designer for a list of contact information of their past clients. Ask these past clients how the process was, and .. (was the project completed on time ?, was the price fair ?, were the characters and personalities of the designers easy to work with ?, how did the home turn out in reality? ) etc.
Finally, make sure the design company is licensed with the province of Ontario's Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing, insured and holds the proper documents for producing plans that will be accepted for building permission.
All in all – spend your time researching for an Ontario Licensed Home Designer / design firm before selecting them to join with you and help design your new dream home!
They need to be knowledgeable and confident in what they do.