How to use the site:
- Drawings reflect a specific style for a specific plan. If
you would prefer a different style for a plan we have, usually that can be
accomplished thru changes in roof lines, materials, and details that are
more style appropriate. Don’t be discouraged if we don’t have our plan in
your prefered style. Contact us via email with any questions.
- Our website provides you, for free, basic plans and
elevations of many size and styles of homes for you to review on the
internet or in print only.
- To use a set of these plans beyond simply reviewing them
requires the purchase of the right to use the construction drawings for a
- We own the complete rights to the design and any drawings
which we release including those which a purchaser has elected to have us
make changes to.
- Our designs are copyrighted and protected by all
applicable copyright laws. Any unlawful duplication or use of the plans
will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
How purchase of drawings works:
- Payment must be received in full prior to the release of
any drawings beyond those shown on the website, and prior to any changes
being made for a revised design.
- Our drawings do not include detailed drawings of
cabinetry, built-ins, moldings, finishes etc. Your local cabinet designer
& builder can better match your exact needs.
- On “as-is” plans we will adjust our original drawings so
that the title block reflects the address, etc that you provide us for
your proposed project.
- We will provide the number of blueprints, or xerox’s of
those drawings that you have selected to purchase.
- We will mail the drawings to the address that you have
- For “Revised Plans” we will make changes to drawings to
reflect changes you wish to make to better suite your needs for a fee (See
- Depending on your local codes & ordinances you most
likely will have to hire a local architect to review and sign off on our
drawings checking for local code and ordinance compliance.
- Since local, state and national codes vary & change
regularly our drawings may not reflect your lots required current codes.
Your local architect is fully responsible for making sure the drawings
are modified to match the local requirements for your project.
- We are not responsible for any zoning related issues in
implementing our house designs onto your site. Contact your local zoning
department to verify that our house can be built on your lot prior to
- Any changes made by your builder and local architect which
require any additional drawing on our part are to be paid for in full
prior to our making the changes, and releasing the drawings. Pricing to
be provided at the time.
How We Calculate Square Feet:
- To the exterior side of exterior walls or walls in common
with the garage, not including finished veneer (ie.-Brick, Stone etc), but
- Stairs are only counted on the floor level at the bottom
of each finished stair case.
- Finished Basements are to the unfinished interior side of the
foundation walls enclosing finished space, and to the unfinished side of
interior framed walls.
- Bonus or Future Rooms at the upper or main level are
included in one version of the plan another version of the same plan does
not include that square footage.
- Portions of finished rooms with ceiling heights below 5’-0
are not included
How we Calculate Width & Depth:
- Width & Depth do not include uncovered decks or entry
stoops without posts.
- Occasionally chimney projections are not included
- Porches are always included. If a porch makes a plan
deeper then your property limits typically the porch or a portion there of
can be eliminated.
How to read drawings:
- If text is too small to read change the zoom % on your
tool bar and increase the number until it is more legible.
- Plans may not print at a zoomed in scale.
- Longer dashed lines indicate a ceiling change above the
floor show, either a dropped beam, open to above, ceiling height change,
or light wells
- Shorter dashed lines are used in the plans to indicate upper
cabinets, shelves, or under counter face of cabinets or appliances.
- Room sizes are typically shown with dimensions, a single
line with text over it that have a tick mark illustrating the start and
end points of the measured distance.
- Walls are shown as double lines, illustrating the
thickness of the wall. Any single lines are either dimensions, cabinetry,
built-in or some other appliance lines.
- If the tick mark is on the opposite side of the wall of
the room you are looking to measure you should subtract +/-4” (2x4 wall)
or +/-6” (2x6 wall) from the dimension length for each end of the
dimension which is on the wrong side of the wall to the space you are
Finding a plan:
1. Download spreadsheet & open
2. Use like any spreadsheet sort
3. Highlight the column heading bar for all columns
4. Under the Data pull down menu choose sort
5. “Header Row” should be selected
6. Select the primary criteria column heading that you want to sort by in
the “Sort by” box (ie: sqr feet, Style, # bedrooms, width)
7. Repeat step 5 for the “then by” box with your secondary criteria.
8. Repeat step 5 for the next “then by” box with your final criteria.
9. Select OK and the spreadsheet should be re-arranged to reflect your
10. Scroll thru
list to find the drawings which best reflects your needs
11. Click on the
hyperlink to access the basic drawings.
Using Square Footage
1. Click on the link Labelled “By Square Footage”
2. Scroll thru the list and click on the square footage of the house you
would like to see.