All blueprints are designed by licensed architects, members of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD), or members of the Council of Publishing Home Designers (CPHD). All of the plans we feature were designed to meet one of the recognized North American building codes (the Uniform Building Code, the Standard Building Code, the Basic Building Code or the National Building Code of Canada) in effect at the time and place they were drawn.
The blueprints for most home designs include the following elements, but the presentation of these elements may vary depending on the size and complexity of the home and the style of the individual designer:
Exterior elevations show the front, rear and sides of the home, and include notes on exterior materials, details and measurements. Roof details show slope and pitch, as well as the location of dormers, gables and other roof elements, including clerestory windows and skylights. Details may be shown on the exterior elevation sheet or on a separate diagram. Note: If trusses are used, we suggest using a local truss manufacturer to ensure compliance with local codes and regulations.
Foundation plans include drawings for a standard, daylight or partial basement and/or a crawlspace, pole, pier or slab foundation. All necessary notations and dimensions are included. (Foundation options will vary for each plan. If the home you want does not have the type of foundation you desire, a generic foundation conversion diagram is available.)
Interior elevations show the specific details of cabinets (kitchen, bathroom and utility room), fireplaces, built-in units and other special interior features, depending on the nature and complexity of the item. Note: To save money and to accommodate your own style and taste, we suggest contacting local cabinet and fireplace distributors for sizes and styles. THIS IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON SELECT PLANS. PLEASE CONTACT FOR AVAILABILITY
Detailed floor plans show the placement of interior walls and the dimensions of rooms, doors, windows, stairways, etc., on each level of the home.
Cross sections show details of the home as though it were cut in slices from the roof to the foundation. The cross sections specify the home's construction, insulation, flooring and roofing details.
General specifications provide instructions and information regarding structure, excavating and grading, masonry and concrete work, carpentry, thermal and moisture protection, and specifications about drywall, tile, flooring, glazing, caulking and sealants.
Note: Regional variations, local availability of materials, local codes, methods of installation and individual preferences make it impossible to include much detail on heating, plumbing and electrical work on your plans. Your home's ductwork, venting and other details will vary depending on the type of heating and cooling system (forced air, hot water, electric, solar) and the type of energy (gas, oil, electricity, solar) that you use. These details and specifications are easily obtained from your builder, contractor and/or local suppliers.
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Previous Questions and Answers
Q:Do the house plans for this house include guidance on the placement of Water heaters, HVAC etc?
A:Water heater location , yes hvac layout no
Date Posted: 05-Apr-18
Q:How "Eco-friendly" is this house?
A:Comes down to the builder and the construction materials the client chooses.
Date Posted: 11-Mar-16
Q:Resending: I am interested in this plan but my HOA has strict sq footage requirements. Can you give me the exact under roof heated square footage for the 1st floor only? It can not include garages or porches....Thanks
A:2336 heated sq. ft. (first floor only)
Date Posted: 01-Mar-16
Q:Can this plan be ordered exactly as it is, in mirrored layout? Also, can you please tell me what the detail directly beside the pantry is? Is there a way to view the plan 3-dimensionally?
A:This plan can be mirrored, Next to the pantry is a built in desk and kitchen counter tops, you can see in the photos.
Date Posted: 02-Jan-14
Q:I love the craftsman style home, looking for a similar plan with around 1800 sq ft, going to build this year . We just started looking for plans.
A:My plan 42618 is similar.
Date Posted: 12-Mar-13
Q:Can I make modifications to this plan?
A:Yes you can! Please click the "Modifications" tab above to get more information.
Q:What is the estimated price to build this plan?
A:The national average for a house is running right at $125.00 per SF. You can get more detailed information by clicking the Cost-To-Build tab above. Sorry, but we cannot give cost estimates for garage, multifamily or project plans.
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