Your Future Home: A Selected Collection of Plans for Small Houses, from Three to Six Rooms, for which Complete Working Drawings May be Secured at Nominal Cost

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Weyerhaeuser Forest Products (Firm)
Weyerhaeuser Forest Products, 1923 - Architecture, Domestic - 165 pages
 

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Page 17 - In such cases possibly you can adjust this house to your lot by putting the porches at the rear instead of at the side, without seriously injuring the design, or by slightly decreasing the "over all" dimensions of the house, or by turning the end of the house to the front. These changes can almost always be made without difficulty. In the same way most of the designs can be extended if you wish to have the rooms larger.
Page 17 - ... it adds to the ultimate cost. By using moderate or low priced equipment the final cost of the building will in turn be materially reduced. It should always be remembered, however, that the cheapest is not always the most economical in the end. On the other hand, the highest priced materials are not always necessary. Every care should be used in determining in each case the most economical material to use. Again be it said, the final decision as regards the quality of materials and therefore the...
Page 17 - ... decision as regards the selection of materials resting with the owner after consultation with some reliable local architect, contractor, or advice from the Architects' Small House Service Bureau. If the owner specifies the highest grade of materials and finishes, the cost will necessarily be high. If he adds expensive equipment, it adds to the ultimate cost. By using moderate or low priced equipment the final cost of the building will in turn be materially reduced. It should always be remembered,...
Page 17 - In selecting the house you wish to build there are thus four definite steps to consider. First determine how many rooms you want. Second, study only that group of designs which has the desired number of rooms. Third, eliminate from this group those plans which you do not wish to consider. Fourth, select from the finally retained plans the one which has the exterior you most prefer. To put it another way — read the plans first and choose the exterior afterward. In considering the style of your home,...
Page 17 - ... also a home whose wellplanned interior gives a practical explanation for every gable or dormer, every sweep of the roof. THE COST OF BUILDING With a definite amount in mind for the building of your home, the cost of any selected house plan becomes the final determining factor. In conclusion, then, it should be pointed out that the final cost is largely determined by the specifications, the decision as regards the selection of materials resting with the owner after consultation with some reliable...
Page 17 - ... freakish, choosing rather some interesting modern example of a style whose popularity has lived for centuries. Choose also a home whose wellplanned interior gives a practical explanation for every gable or dormer, every sweep of the roof. THE COST OF BUILDING With a definite amount in mind for the building of your home, the cost of any selected house plan becomes the final determining factor. In conclusion, then, it should be pointed out that the final cost is largely determined by the specifications,...
Page 12 - Bureau involves a certain con trol of its policies by the Institute. The Board of Directors of The American Institute of Architects looks upon an architect's work in the various Regional Small House Service Bureaus as primarily a contribution to the improvement of the small house architecture of this country, where it involves houses of not more than six primary rooms.
Page 11 - Small House Service Bureau of the United States, Inc. The fundamental idea behind the Bureau move ment is the desire to improve the architecture of the small house, to eliminate waste in the building thereof, and to insure good, safe, and at the same time economical building. The Bureau is practically a non-profit making organization. The members are professional men who have no "axe to grind.

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