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Romantic House Plans: How to Build the Perfect Love Nest
As designers of house plans, we think it’s important to cultivate your relationship in a relaxing environment. Here are some floor plan design ideas for creating a romantic love nest.
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The Value of Visualization when Choosing Home Plans
When choosing home plans, homebuyers want to be able to visualize what it will look like. Here are a few good formats to help them understand their floor plans.
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Choosing House Plans for a Coastal Lot
Is it your dream to live on the coast? While perusing home plans, here are the most important considerations to take into account concerning coastal house plans.
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Other Items You May Need for Before Submitting for Permits
A detailed look at documents that may be required, in addition to the working drawings, in order to meet codes and obtain the building permit for your new home.
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Custom Home Design: Tips for Designing Your Dream Home
When considering a custom home design , the planning stage is very important. Here are 6 tips to help you and your designer build your dream custom house plan.
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Before You Meet With a Designer
Thank you for your interest in having Alan Mascord Design Associates, Inc., design your new home. To make your first designer meeting productive, we'd like you to gather up the following information and bring it with you:
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Plan Support Information
Our house plans were designed to meet or exceed current national building standards, and we will support our house plans to make sure those standards are met. Some states, counties and municipalities have their own codes, zoning requirements and building regulations. Before building, contact your local building authorities to make sure you comply with local ordinances and codes, including obtaining any necessary permits or inspections as building progresses.
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Custom Home Design Services
Houseplans.co can make your dream home come to life with creative home design services that will make your home as unique as you.
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Glossary Of Building Terms
A simple glossary of terms used throughout houseplans.co, all related to construction and home building. Interested in more construction information? Check out our blog pages!
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How To Interpret A Blueprint
No doubt, some of the most interesting pages for you in your blueprints will be the floor plans. But to understand them, you will need to decipher the numbers and symbols that provide the keys to what they say. First, floor plans — and all of the other drawings in a set of blueprints.
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Questions To Ask A Potential Builder
You want a builder that has experience. Things come up during construction and you want to make sure your builder has the experience or knowledge to deal with. Make sure the builder you choose has the ability to build the type of construction you are looking for. Look for a builder that has a proven track record, professional business approach, technical skills and the knowledge.
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Weyerhaeuser TrusJoist - Predesigned Floor Systems
When You see the TrusJoist logo displayed on a plan page it indicates that a TrusJoist Floor System is pre-designed and available for immediate delivery with your construction document package. Simply let us know you would like the TrusJoist layout for your home when you order the construction documents, and we will include the layout and specifications for the home.
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