Find a dude who has 1000 houseplans and look through them. Make changes, then find builders and submit plans to them for bids. Or find houseplan books at Lowes/Home Depot. You can even find plans online.
Way too high imo
quote:This is exactly how I feel. I am planning a custom house and I would rather spend a few thousand on an architect then some generic plans.
A good set of plans is well worth the money, especially if you're building something in the higher end range.
What's a few thousand in the scheme of things anyway? A bad set of plans, or even unclear plans can cost you that in a day during construction, maybe more. As always, you get what you pay for. A good contractor can subsidize this a little bit as well. Same thing applies.