Designer Software -Please advise
We are going to be building on a lot that we have purchased. One of our options is to use a smaller, custom builder who built the current home we live in - it was a spec home. If we do go with him - we will need a plan. I have been scouring home plans on the web, and found a few that we would need to make modifications. My questions are:
1.Is is better and more economical to buy the plan online and have the architect the builder works with make the mods - or have them done by the designing company online? I know the plans on the Internet do not come with a stamp - so we would need a local architect anyway.
2. I have seen several posts regarding the use of designing software. Are you using these programs when you are starting from scratch? Or, are they helpful if you find a specific plan on the Internet and want to make changes - and then have an architect implement these changes. I like the idea of playing around with a floor plan myself - getting it where I want it and then having them implemented professionally. Just don't know if the investment is worth it.
Thank you for your help!