It's all about delivering results while saving you time and money.
Save time. A well-designed building can take hundreds of hours to create, detail, and draft before the final construction documents are ready to be built. With a design that’s already complete, you can get started right away.
Save money. Architects typically charge between 10%-20% of the overall project cost for their professional services. Here you can get a high-end, architecturally designed plan for a fraction of that cost. Our plans and designs compare at about .5%-1%.
Minimize risk. Builders need a final set of plans in order to give you a firm, accurate cost estimate. You shouldn’t have to invest a ton of money upfront just to find out if your project is going to work.
Create wealth. We believe that excellent design can generate a significant amount of upside for your project. Modern, well-designed homes are bought and sold at a premium in virtually every market. Our goal is to help you maximize the return on your investment.
We can help you create an amazing home without the headache. When you purchase a design, you get a final set of architectural drawings that you can give to your builder. There’s no need to wait months and no need to get locked into expensive and lengthy design contracts.
In general, approximately $240 per square foot is likely to deliver a high-quality build with high-end finishes. Our estimate is based on recent bids from customers building our plans in locations across the US.
Many factors can affect your final cost. Receiving multiple bids from local contractors is still the best way to get a clear picture of what it will take to bring your project to completion.
All designs are fully customizable. Purchasing the complete plan will enable you or a design professional to modify a plan as needed via the CAD files. If you're interested in having us make changes for you, please contact us with the details of your request.
Custom modifications typically start from $1,400. The cost is determined by the complexity of the change and the time required to perform the work. Modification requests often involve adding rooms, adjusting foundation type, relocating windows/doors, and modifying exterior finishes.
In many cases, Prim Haus plans will provide you with the necessary information required for obtaining a building permit for a single-family residential structure.
Before purchasing a set of plans, we highly recommended that you consult with your local building department. Every location has specific drawing requirements. Many building departments have a checklist of the drawings that you must submit with your permit application. This is a great place to start. Knowing all of the requirements and restrictions beforehand is essential to your success.
For example, your county may require that your drawings be certified by a local engineer. You might find that adjustments are needed to comply with zoning restrictions. Or if you live in a place with earthquakes, hurricanes, or extreme temperatures, your design may need alterations to pass inspections.
The takeaway is that every area has unique laws and regulations. Some are very restrictive while others are very liberal. Step one is to perform the due diligence necessary to identify all conditions and constraints. If you find that you need additional documentation, we can provide you with what you need in a timely manner and at a competitive cost. Please contact us for assistance.
A standard plan contains a ready-to-print file in PDF format. Your file contains the drawings for your purchased design, as listed. Use this file to print an unlimited amount of paper sets (also known as blueprints) at your local print shop. The correct printer paper size is included in the title of your file. Many local print shops (e.g. FedEx, UPS) are very familiar with printing blueprints. Additionally, many permitting offices no longer accept paper drawings for permit applications. You can use your PDF file for electronic applications and submittals.
The complete plan contains your drawings in both PDF and DWG format, as listed. DWG is a standard file format used in the architecture and engineering industries. Purchasing CAD files will enable you (or a design professional such as an Architect or an Engineer) to make any changes desired. CAD files are commonly used for structural engineering.
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Yes. Our plans include detailed kitchen designs. All cabinetry is based on standard sizing. Your design will tell you exact sizes, quantity, and how to arrange the layout. The detailing includes specific information about architectural features like built-in seating, bookshelves, and recesses. Plumbing fixtures and appliances are also indicated. Our goal is to help you simplify the planning and purchasing process as much as possible.
Yes. We offer quality architectural designs and we guarantee compliance with the latest International Residential Code (IRC) for single-family residential dwellings.
We stand 100% behind our products and the way we describe them to our customers. All plans feature detailed images, floor plans, and other detailed specifications. However, due to the nature of this product, all sales are final. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us.
Yes. However, please keep in mind that our designs specify details common to conventional North American residential construction. This may or may not be consistent with standards, regulations, and best practices in your location. That said, a competent builder can likely adapt these plans to accurately create a structure using building methods suitable for your location. Please contact us for details on how to obtain this plan with metric units.
Yes, we create highly customized architectural designs for customers building in the US and Canada. Custom pricing typically begins at $25,000 for 3,000-4,000 square foot structures. Costs can vary significantly based on requirements. Contact us for a complimentary design consultation.
From the Field
From the Field
From the Field
"I found Primhaus when looking for ideas on building a modern Scandinavian farm house. While we liked the general design of the house we chose we needed to modify it to meet our own needs. Scott worked with us on a number of Zoom meetings to provide us with a final product that we are now moving forward to build. After every session with Scott he sent us an updated draft to mull over. My wife and I were very impressed with his problem solving skills. Every change we wanted to make brought on another challenge. Scott always came up with a solution that made the overall design even better. In addition to his outstanding creativity Scott was very patient and never rushed us. Even when our design was finalized he offered to help us in the future if we run in to any issues. It should be mentioned how surprised we were to find out that the price for the plan modifications was well beyond reasonable. Our whole experience with Scott and Primhaus far exceeded our expectations." -Satisifed Home Builder (custom Cottage House Deluxe) from Houzz.com
"I had the pleasure of working with Scott at Prim Haus on our custom plans as our own general contractor for a ranch in Texas. After speaking with Scott I was blown away by how kind and attentive he was to me when I was describing our project and the same kindness and attentiveness carried on throughout our design process. The VALUE and insight we received from him was tremendous, and I think a real gift to us in trying to fit our dream home in to a rather small budget. What I love
about primhaus is the approach of using easily found, accessible building materials and methods put together in a very thoughtful design to achieve a much richer looking aesthetic. I'm really looking forward to continue working with Primhaus as our project progresses, and feel confident in their support for us to see our dream home become a reality." -Satisfied Home Builder (custom Modern Farm & Country) from Etsy.com
"From the onset of our first communication with Scott at Prim Haus, the design process for our home was easy and smooth. He provides excellent communication, quick turnaround with innovative and beautiful designs at a reasonable price. He listened to all of our priorities and concerns throughout the process and clearly addressed them. We are incredibly pleased with our final plan which incorporates all of our "wish" list and more. Highly recommended working with him!!" -Satisifed Home Builder (custom Cottage House Original) from Houzz.com