Next Steps: Design
You've probably put a lot of thought and time into coming up with a plan for your new build or to reinvent or expand what you already have. But now, what do you do with all of that information and ideas? Well, that's where the expertise of our Home Designer comes in.

Here, at ArcDesign, we take pride in designing YOUR vision. Sure you may need some guidance or suggestions or even a bit of schooling on things like setbacks and variances, but that's what we're here for. We incorporate your desires with our knowledge of design codes and Florida living. These next steps will give you a more in-depth understanding of the ArcDesign designing process.
How It Works
Step 1
Write a list of all your needs and wants. Don't hold back. You can always scale down as you discover what's possible during the design phase.

For example:

Turn the lanai into your new home office.
Add on a bedroom for overnight guests.
Add a 2nd floor master bedroom.
What's that? You want to vault the ceiling?
Finally build the mother of all man-caves!
Are you with me here? There are so many possibilities, and inspiration is all around.
Step 2
Feel free to view some of our projects on Houzz for design inspiration by going to

Now, list the important details of what
features you want in the project area(s).

For example:

In a new Laundry: Sink, W/D, Folding Table, hanging rack, built-in ironing, cabinets for storage, etc.

Master Bath: Double sink, large walk-in shower, toilet room, linen closet, etc.

Step 3
Collect images from the internet and magazines and even take some of your own photos should you find real-life design inspiration wherever you happen to be. has a never-ending supply of design idea photos.

Make notes about what you like in each photo to ensure the designer understands what you want.

Here are more terrific design resources:
Architectural Digest
Home & Design (.net)
Home & Design (.com)
Architectural Record
Step 4
You've made some great design choices for your home. Now you're ready to set up a time to meet with your Home Designer to help you bring all of your ideas together in a preliminary design drawing.

If you are creating a new home anywhere in Florida, ArcDesign can help. For additions and structural remodels, we focus our services on Pinellas, West Pasco, and Western Hillsborough Counties.If you live beyond our reach then we advise you to do a local "Find a Pro" search on

Also, check out our report on How to interview a Home Designer or Architect.
Step 5
So now it's time to see if your project and ArcDesign are a great fit.

Just give us a call at 727.446.8022 or email us at to set up your free 1-hour consultation.

For new home builds, at this time, phone and live video consultation works best.

Be prepared for your appointment with the ideas, notes, and inspiration you've collected along the way. You may send your collection to the email above.Click the button below to learn what's next.
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