|All About Blueprints
Blueprints are the detailed instructions for your builder. Many people make the mistake of believing that the builder is solely responsible for a beautiful, well-thought home. Realistically, a builder only follows the directions your house plan provides. A skimpy set of plans is dangerous and leaves a lot to chance. Better to do your homework and get a full set of plans.
|Finding The Perfect Plan
Once you have finalized your program and determined your budget, floor plan and exterior style preferences, lot restrictions and all the other items we have covered so far, now it is time to obtain your plans.
|Floor Plan Choices
Building your own house doesn't have to be an impossible task. With the right information you can succeed!
|Lot, Zoning, and Code Considerations
Other things to consider include what will work best for the lot. Lot width could be a consideration in choosing a house design. If the lot has a significant slope you certainly might need a home with either a garage under or walk-out basement.
|Home Plans Overview
Your plans and specifications are the documents that tell the builder, or the hired subcontractors, how you want your new house built. A set of plans should minimally include floor plans; front, side and rear elevations; foundation plan; footings and framing information; roof plan; kitchen cabinet layout; electrical layout and construction details.