Saturday, December 29, 2007

No place like home…

Cottage house…and no place to start building your home than purchasing the right small home design for you. But how can you be sure that the plan you’ve bought really fits your vision? Choosing the right home floor plan can seem as quite complicated – you want it to reflect your personality, consider your budget and including many features you have listed.

Well, there are some tips – following them will make it easier for you choosing the home plan that will later become your home sweet home. I'll startt with couple of tips today, and continue throught week. If you have some tips of your own - I'll be more than glad if you'll share them with me.

  • Your house plan will be build on your land

Yes, I know it's obvious. But many people tend to forget it when they inspect the thousands of home plans in the various websites. Since you can't change your lot to fit your house, your home plan must fit your land in size and shape. Remember’ looking for small lot house plans is You won't build a beach house in the desert so make sure your house style is compatible with its area. Remember that many times, the home plans were designed for specific area and soil type, which doesn't always fit with your lot location. The home plan and the soil where your lot is located must match, especially where foundation plans are concerned. The local building department won't permit you to build your house otherwise. For example, some home plans include basement with no piers at all, assuming the soil can bear the house – this plan will not be approved in a sandy area soil.You should contact homeowners and homebuilders in the area, and consult them for the restrictions of the soil and learn from their experience and mistakes. Remember that any amount of time and money you’re investing in checking and researching before you start building, will save you much more time and money afterwards.

  • It's the inside that really counts (And I'm not talking only about people)

You'll be amazed about how many houses, that look rather different, are actually not so different when looking at them with x-ray glasses, I mean when you remove their exterior: windows, roofs, porches and so on. So don't discard house plan just because you don't like the picture on the cover – look at its bedrooms plan, its bath, stories and more features. You can always add another window or ask the designer to remove the porch.

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