So when is the best time to create architectural plans? There really is no bad time to start. Here in New Jersey you are most likely not going to break ground in the winter. However the architectural plans can be created at any time. You want to have those drawings ready for springtime so your General Contractor can get right to work. Of course many issues can come up that can impact your start date, such as zoning compliance and the building department’s review process.
Are you a family planing doing major work to your existing home? You may be displaced during construction. Consider where you will live. Will it impact your kids getting to school. Planning is key!