Home Plan Doctor

Home Plan Doctor

The Essential Companion for Anyone Buying A Home Design Plan

Book - 2008
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Every new house begins with a dream—and a home plan. But it can be terrifying to commit a lifetime of savings to a two-dimensional drawing that's difficult to interpret and visualize. Will the space meet your needs? Is the plan well-designed? Will it really turn out to be your dream house, or is it a potential nightmare?

In Home Plan Doctor, Larry Garnett makes basic design principles accessible, explaining in clear language how to navigate every stage of the planning process, from selecting a plan to evaluating the suitability of the design, room by room, and requesting needed modifications. Using sample floor plans and illustrations from readily available plans, this book is a practical guide for everything from placing the kitchen island to evaluating the effect of the roof pitch on the proportions of the house. And Garnett doesn't overlook the basics; he includes sections on what to look for in a building site, how to read a basic floor plan, and what to expect when you order the "blueprints," or construction documents.

Whether you're purchasing a stock plan or working with an architect, and whether you're buying a design for am entire house or an addition, you'll find this handbook to be an indispensable guide.

Baker & Taylor
A home plan designer takes the confusion out of interpreting a two-dimensional drawing to visualize a finished home, with a series of sample floor plans that introduce the language and techniques of home design, and offering expert guidance on room-by-room layouts to assist in evaluating or modifying a plan to suit individual requirements. Original.

Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., 2008
ISBN: 9781580176989
Branch Call Number: 728.37 G187h
Characteristics: x, 213 p. : ill. ; 28 cm


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