Archives: Architecture

Choosing an Architect Or Designer For Your New Home Design

You’re going to build a new home, your first house. For years you’ve dreamed, scrimped and saved with the vision of your ideal home stirring you on. Finally you’ve accumulated enough money to make a down payment on a piece of land and your goal is finally within your reach. So how do you intend • Read More »


Working Drawings For Architecture

In architectural drafting, the working drawings are all plans, elevations, and details needed by the contractor along with the specifications, so that an estimate can be obtained and then the building can be constructed. These need to show all dimensions and be properly scaled. Any oddities of construction must be made clear on these drawings • Read More »



Do You Want to Draw Your Own House Plan

That’s a great idea and it sure saves money. It also eliminates the middle man. Those architects and designers can get expensive. I’ve heard that some designers can charge up to ten dollars per square foot for simple drawings containing a floor plan and exterior elevations. Now that is a chunk of change. If you • Read More »


A New Building For a Retail Business

Retail is a very up front type business, meaning you are wanting to design it with a certain curb appeal that will draw the public eye and also leave a lasting impression to draw return customers. If you will notice certain buildings, for instance the food service industry, there are certain trademarks that once mentioned, • Read More »



How to Build Your Custom Dream Home This Year

Building the home of your dreams could be accomplished sooner and easier than you may think. After you have an idea of the type of home you want to build, there are some easier ways to get your home built quicker. This means that you can put your dreams into high gear and have that • Read More »


Drawing Your Own House Plans

Drawing a set of house plans isn’t a simple matter when you think about all the elements that make up a set of residential architectural plans. You need to first think about all the needs of your family, understand the local codes, know what style of house you’re wanting, know what sort of foundation you • Read More »


Living In A Barn

After the unique experience of converting a barn into a home, I have to say it’s defiantly a life changing way to live. My wife and I choose a barn conversion over standard construction because of the lower building costs, not to mention being just plain different from the rest of the folks around these • Read More »


A Well Designed Kitchen

When designing a new home, it is always a good idea to spend some time carefully considering the kitchen and its layout. After all, this is where the family meal is usually prepared and there’s nothing more important than the family meal to keep the family as a unit. The most popular layout today includes • Read More »