Have Questions?


FAQ: Do I Need to Have a Design Prepared to Build a New Home?

This is one of our most commonly asked questions, especially for people who have never built a home before. The short answer is “NO!” 


Whether you have a clear-cut idea of what you want your home to look and feel like, or you only know that you definitely want a “family-first” design, we’ll work closely with you to figure out a plan for your new home. 


Design Your New Home in West Michigan


There are usually three paths to a design: 


  1. Start with one of our plans for inspiration and we will adjust it to make it fit your family.
  2. Find a few plans on the internet that you like and we will combine them to make YOUR plan.
  3. Draw your perfect plan on a piece of paper and we will work with that. (Yes, really!)


People come to us with plans in all different forms and we are happy to work with all of them to create a home that matches their unique lifestyle .


Heartland has a wide array of customizable plans available. Looking through them is a great place to start if you’re really not sure what you like (or don’t like)! Two stories or ranch? Traditional or contemporary? How many bedrooms? Bathrooms? Garages? Then, we can delve into your wish list: The huge open kitchen with room for everyone. The mudroom/laundry room of your dreams. A screened porch for alfresco dining sans bugs. A garage with room for a workshop. 

For more information about Heartland’s custom homes on your lot in West Michigan and/or the Grand Rapids area, please contact Cindy at 616-205-5430.