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Design/Build vs. Architect/Gen.Con vs. Internet plan/designer/GC
September 8, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We are currently in the early planning stages of a new construction but overwelmed with all the options out there. I have found a plan I mostly like and we have a builder/general contractor we trust. I feel like our Gen. Contractor will steer my choices towards what he currently likes doing (custom hickory cabinets) vs. what I really want. My plan needs some changes and I'm open to others. I'm curious how pricing stacks up if I use a design build firm or an architect and a gen contractor. I feel like the latter option would require hiring a designer as well, which is where I'm leaning if we go with the internet plan and our general contractor. With a budget in the 200-250k range, what is our best option?