Category Archives: Reference

Economically Designing a New Home

In planning and designing a home, one of the first considerations is cost, because cost will actually determine the size, shape, and style of the house. Cost of home construction will vary in every state. For instance, in some places where lumber mills are close by, lumber is a lower price. Lumber varies in cost… Read More »

A Properly Designed Kitchen

When designing a new home, it’s always a good idea to spend some time carefully considering the kitchen and it’s layout. After all, this is where the family meal is usually prepared, and there is nothing more important than the family meal to keep the family as a unit. The most popular kitchen layout today… Read More »

A Home Designer

This is a field of Drafting and Design that is quite often overlooked. Many people equate this professional with a drafter or architect. This is actually a separate field where the designer was trained by another experienced home designer, or by an architect as an apprentice. Most people believe that all they to need do… Read More »

Hiring a Home Designer

It’s finally the time you’ve been looking forward to. You’ve given it quite a bit of thought and planning, made all the sketches, and gathered photos, and now ready to create the drawings for your new home. The problem is that most builders will not work from sketches and photos. And to aggravate the matter,… Read More »

Working Drawings For Architecture

In architectural drafting, the working drawings are all plans, elevations, and details needed by the contractor along with the specifications, so that an estimate can be obtained and then the building can be constructed. These need to show all dimensions and be properly scaled. Any oddities of construction must be made clear on these drawings… Read More »

Why Custom House Plans Might Suit Your Needs

If you are ready to have your house plans or building plans created, then you may want to consider the options before you. You can choose between floor plans that are already out there on the Internet, or have some custom house plans made for you. Of course, the choice really is yours, but the… Read More »

Old Colonial Architecture

Colonial architecture was and is the architecture style of rectangles. On the floor plan, these rectangles intersected each other much the same as they would in a game of dominoes. In the exterior views, the parallelogram was used almost exclusively, with its looks enhanced by a great deal of horizontal lines. Arches, curves and oblique… Read More »

Designing A Home To Fit Your Needs

What are the important things to consider in designing a plan drawn for your new home? Location of your building site What conveniences are nearby The number of people in your family The climate conditions of the area The availability of suitable and appropriate materials that will fit into the limits of your budget. You’ll… Read More »