Planning and Design

After we’ve discussed your dreams and goals, we begin the planning and design process with the most fundamental – and important – aspect of your custom home: how it will fit into the site. We consider the slope of a lot, the view orientation, and the path utilities will follow into the home. We follow Frank Lloyd Wright’s philosophy of building a house to take advantage of the natural attributes of the property.

Architecture Driven by Your Lifestyle

Before we begin drawing blueprints, we seek to learn as much as possible about your lifestyle: where do you spend the most time in your current home? What activities do you pursue? How often do you have guests? Lancaster Craftsmen Builders custom homes are designed for your lifestyle. We work with you to map how you live, then design the home around that pattern. From precise furniture placement to artificial and natural light, we consider every detail. The difference is noticeable!

Confidence in Your Choices with 3D Visualization

When you work with Lancaster Craftsmen Builders, you’ll benefit from our experience and design capabilities. Once we’ve discussed your ideas, we’ll give you a preliminary budget. Then we discuss finishes, pinpoint room sizes and design the exterior elevation. That’s when the fun begins! Our modern software technology will help you visualize your home with 3D views so you feel confident you’ve made the right choices. In addition, you’ll be involved in choosing windows, doors, appliances, faucets, light fixtures and finishes – all the details that make such a difference.

Through years of construction, talking daily with homebuyers, regularly attending trade shows and seminars, and exhaustive research of award-winning residential architecture throughout the United States, we know what’s hot and what really works. And we know what will add to the resale value of your home, should you ever decide to sell it.

Smart Design Makes a Difference

We believe that every home should make a statement when you walk through it. Choosing high quality products can add to your home’s value, but it’s knowing how and where to best use those products that creates a true masterpiece of beauty, comfort and efficient living. Our philosophy of incorporating design-driven architecture means we combine the finest techniques of construction with innovative design ideas… while being environmentally sensitive.