Home Plan Doctor: The Essential Companion for Anyone Buying a Home Design Plan

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Storey Publishing, Mar 2, 2012 - House & Home - 224 pages
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Building a new house begins with a home plan, but the two-dimensional drawings used by contractors are often difficult to interpret and challenging to visualize. In easy-to-understand language, Larry W. Garnett explains construction terminology and basic design principles, enabling you to expertly navigate every step of the home-building process. From selecting a plan to judging its room-by-room suitability and requesting modifications, Home Plan Doctor offers cost-effective suggestions and encouraging guidance so that you can create the house of your dreams. 
 

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Contents

1 What Comes First?
2
2 Finding a House Plan
14
3 Defining Good Design
38
Exterior Design Elements
49
4 The Right Style for You
50
5 Approaching the Home
65
6 Cladding and Windows
77
7 Roofs and Porches
90
11 Kitchen and Dining
151
12 Bed and Bath
164
13 Hardworking Rooms
184
Appendix
200
Design Criteria
201
Stock Plan Customization Form
204
Resources
206
Acknowledgments
207

Interior Design elements
101
8 Space of your Own
102
9 Practical Considerations
119
10 Come Inside
134

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About the author (2012)

Larry W. Garnett has designed homes for 30 years and won numerous design awards. His designs have been featured in Southern Living, Better Homes & Gardens, and House Beautiful. He has been a featured speaker at housing design seminars, including Harvard's Graduate School of Design. In 1997, Larry was inducted into the American Institute of Building Design's College of Fellows (FAIBD). He lives in Texas.

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