How Smart is Your Floor Plan?

Your floor plan has a lot to think about- you've selected one you like, now what? 

Does the layout make sense? How was it designed and how were decisions made? 

Do you actually own the copyright to have it built? 

Is your floor designed to be convenient to build or for you to live in?

Does you floor plan know what state and climate it will be built in?

Does your floor plan know the orientation will it be on the site?

What type of walls and insulation will your floor plan use?

Does it perform energy calculations?

Did it think about sound transmission between spaces?

Does it provide Mechanical and Electrical layout?

What about:

Structural coordination?

Finish selections?

Kitchen layout?

Finish details?

Waterproofing? Flashing? Ventilation?

Will your floor plan fill in all the details and coordinate with your contractor during construction?

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Small Project, Big Impact

A recent project to redesign a front entry. We added both an overhang at the garage doors, along with an appropriately scaled entry at the existing front door. The addition helped a house with a blank face and towering face have a more human scaled arrival and entry sequence. Lighting, gutters and snow-guards still to be added. 

 Front piers are on full 120" deep foundations. 

Front piers are on full 120" deep foundations. 

 Angled mass tapers the roof to a smaller overhang. New garage doors coming soon. 

Angled mass tapers the roof to a smaller overhang. New garage doors coming soon. 

 Snowguards, gutters and downspouts will take care of snow and ice. 

Snowguards, gutters and downspouts will take care of snow and ice.