How the changes are communicated to the builder and the building officials is important and will depend somewhat on the extent of the changes. In some jurisdictions, and with a competent builder, minor changes may be handled by redlining your plans (making changes directly on the drawings) and in the field. With more extensive changes and in certain jurisdictions, modifications should be made to the plans. The House Designers offers free modification quotes simply by calling their customer support at 866.214.2242.
Consider these options for making changes to your predrawn plan:
Regardless of which way you go, it is very important to purchase a set of plans from the designer. These plans are copyrighted and even though you may make changes, the rights to the plan still belong to the designer. Many consumers don't realize that when you buy a plan, you are really buying a license to build that home, one time only.