Let us help you build the home of your dreams! We will help you get started in this very important first step of drawing up plans.
Looking to put on an addition or renovate your current home? Let us help you find the best layout that maximizes your space while meeting your aesthetic and functional goals.
Having served the Tampa Bay area since 1984 we specialize in Waterfront Property! Let us help you navigate the special permit requirements to have those great waterfront views.
"This will be my 4th time going through the design/build process. I could not be more pleased with how Curtis Home Design is handling this process. My only regret is that I didn’t hire you sooner." TH 10/2017
"I am a General Contractor and I hire Lee Curtis on a regular basis to draw plans for room additions. He is very responsive and easy to deal with and his rates are very fair. I highly recommend Curtis Home Design... for house plans" JA of Avery Construction Design Consulting, Inc.
Why have a plan?
"People ask me why my tagline is 'You've got to have a plan!'. Let's look at what might happen if you don't have a plan. Let's say you decide to build an addition without plans or a permit. You need to hire plumbers, electricians etc.. They hear you don't have a permit so may decide to not have inspections done. Then one day the property appraiser comes out to update the plan of your house and they see this new addition. That gets reported to the building department. The building department visits, gives you a fine, and orders you to get plans after the fact to prove the addition was built to code. Now you've got to hire an architect to draw the plans and figure out how it was built. To find out how it was built, the building department requires cutting out drywall to get a look at the wiring and plumbing, remove the drywall ceiling to see the roof was attached properly etc.... At this point, you have an addition that was not inspected and therefore may not be to code, you've paid a fine for not having plans, and now have to pay for plans- but after the fact which is much more expensive. Compared to all that trouble, the cost of getting a permit is so minimal and the value of knowing it was done to code is so important that I guess its true- You've gotta have a plan!"