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Making Home Construction Easy

Make sure you have the builders put in the right size doors for your garage. The last thing you need is to come home for the first time to find your Escalade doesn’t fit in the garage. Along these lines, you will also want to be sure that you know how many cars you want your garage to accommodate before you have the building begin. Do you want a two-car garage or a three-car? Detached or attached? These are all considerations that you want to consider now, before the foundation is laid and it’s too late. Another home construction option to consider is a sink in your utility/laundry room. When the kids are coming in from playing pick-up soccer and their clothes are all muddy, it will be nice to have somewhere that they can dump their dirty socks and shoes without tracking dirt all through your house. An extra-deep sink is a good idea so that you can fill it with water to wash things or thoroughly clean different items. Just be sure that you have this included in the blueprints so your contractor can plan for the appropriate plumbing. How many bathrooms do you want? It’s a good

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Process Of Getting House Plans

Site analysis The architect visits the site of construction and surveys it in order to come up with a plan. If you had a design in mind before, the professional will let you know whether it will look good on your location. The professional will also let you know the changes that you need to make to the original design. Depending on the size and look of the plot, the architect will let you know where the doors, exit, fence and other amenities will be located. Information gathering Once the professional has visited the site he/she will research as much as he/she can about the constructions allowed in the area. The professional will research to know the designs, stories, amenities and materials allowed in the area. After finishing the research he/she will call you and let you know of the developments made. Schematic design phases This is the most recognized phases in the design of houses. The architect puts the house ideas into paper and draws the floors, elevations and other house features. To make it easy for you to understand how the house will look like, he/she creates 3D images. To proceed to the next step, the professional presents

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Steps In Home Construction

Getting The Lot Ready For Building Individuals often choose a patch of land on which to start their home construction. Before laying the foundation, the terrain will have to be prepared. This includes leveling, moving earth and preparing grading, drainage, and any underground components. If it’s a virgin plot, electricity and plumbing will have to be sent from the municipalities to the lot. Laying The Foundation Having a solid foundation is crucial. This is usually a slab of cement poured into the dimensions of the floor plan. Once the cement is dried, it’s exciting for the homeowners-to-be to walk on top of it. They’ll probably run around saying “here’s my room,” or “this is where the kitchen will be.” They imagine living their life in their future home on this very slab of cement. Framing The Walls As if the cement foundation wasn’t exciting enough, watching the framers hammer up the boards that shape the walls is downright thrilling. If a person has never seen a house or building being constructed, it’s interesting to check out everything that lies unseen beneath the drywall. Wires will be run; pipes will be placed for plumbing; ductwork for the HVAC systems will be

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