Southern Design Group has experience working on a variety of residential projects—everything from large townhome developments to smaller remodels, like a kitchen or bathroom.
Our professional staff has created a large number of set floor plans for builders as well as numerous custom-designed homes for individual clients. This range of experience gives us the ability to balance the beauty of customized design with industry knowledge of cost-effective building practices, ultimately bringing our clients the best value.
In comparison to a set floor plan that you may buy from a builder or an online source, our design process allows the client to customize the layout, function, and materials in every area of their home. Each home we custom design is tailored to fit the exact needs of the person or family living there—down to every last detail.
- ON-SITE REVIEW
The first step of Southern Design Group’s custom design process is to meet with our client at our office or on location to discuss their vision for their home and any site constraints or opportunities. For those remodeling an existing home, we will also inspect existing conditions—including structure and utilities. If necessary, we will involve a structural engineer in our process, with the goal of minimizing costly construction changes.
- CONCEPT DESIGN
After our initial project review, the team will begin working on making our client’s dream a reality. We will sketch out initial design concepts, including floor plans and elevations, typically providing two design options.
- REFINING THE DESIGN
The Southern Design Group project team then meets with the client again to discuss the design concepts and to make any revisions. Once a final concept is approved, we begin refining the design—adding more detail, locating appliances, and selecting materials. As part of our process, we typically develop 2D and/or 3D renderings of key areas, allowing the client to visualize the final product.
- CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS
Once the client signs off on the design development drawings, we will begin creating the construction documents, including dimensioned floor plans, electrical plans, framing plans, and other detailed drawings.
- CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION
Many of our clients choose to take our stamped drawings and manage the construction process themselves, including final selection of all materials. As an added service, we are available to assist in the process of hiring a general contractor, approving submittals, and trouble-shooting any issues that arise during construction.
For those desiring a “design-build” model of home construction, we have experience partnering with residential contractors early in the design process to provide a collaborative team approach.
As an additional service, we also offer interior design, decorating, and staging.
As architects, we are committed to excellence in design, and we take pride in our role as licensed design professions. This means that all of our drawings, including residential, are stamped and signed by a licensed architect. We are currently licensed in Oklahoma, Texas, and Missouri.
See more of our custom home designs by checking out our large portfolio of completed works.
If you’d like more information about custom residential design or any of the services we offer, please feel free to contact Southern Design Group at 580.226.0416 today.