Can you afford it? How to know before you commit!
I am wondering how you go about determining roughly what something will cost to build before you invest $$ in a plan/architectural design. How do you figure out if your aspirations are within your affordability to then move forward with an architect/plan purchase?
We have a pretty good idea of what we want but not enough of an idea on what it will cost. We have done some rough costs that we can figure out - windows, flooring, etc.. But there are huge gaping holes in a lot of it - framing, electrical, plumbing...
You need blueprints to be able to have a builder/subcontractors cost out the build.
Developing a plan or purchasing one to be able to have it quoted only to find out it's way out of your reach and then you've already sunk costs in something you cannot use.
Where do you start? Who's on first, what's on second??? What is needed to get a rough idea to get started?