Buying New Houseplans
All new homes begin with plans. Depending on the homeowner, some opt to hire an architect to draw a custom set of building plans. Often timeís they purchase stock plans from a building plans publisher through a magazine or book. Which option is right for you? Begin your quest for the perfect plan by looking at these five alternatives.
Thumb Through House Plan Catalogs
You will discover thousands of stock building plans or blueprint examples in hefty catalogs, which include floor plans and elevation drawings. If you notice a house you like, you can order complete blueprints for building that home. House plan books magazines and catalogs can be found at any home center or can be ordered directly online.
Get on the net
Many house plan publishers and brokers that have Web sites with powerful search features to help you locate plans for the exact size and style you trying to find. Listed here are two large and well-trusted favorites.
The COOL House Plans Company
Family Home Plans
Go Back In Time
Do you like the old, traditional styles? Why not look at the historic building plans used back in the day? These plans have been updated and will meet the UBC and will have all the detailed specifications you need to construct that home. These homeplans are a good starting place for recreating historic designs.
Victorian House Plans
Colonial House Plans
Draw Your Own House Plans
All you need is the time. Even if you can't draw a straight line, you can use some great computer programs to create floor plans and 3-D views for your dream house. You do however; need to have a good idea of the building requirements in your area that must be incorporated in your plan.
Get Help From Pros
Most homeowners who purchase stock plans find that they need to make a few alterations. Thatís really not a big problem, since we have licensed designers and architects that are part of our plan modification team or you may certainly take your set of building plans to a home designer in your area. Who do you hire? Thatís entirely up to you.