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Drawing custom house plans is an expansive industry, but finding a quality designer with construction experience can be more difficult.  Although many individuals claim to be qualified custom home designers, you can determine these qualifications by examining their finished product and verifying satisfaction with their former clients.  Quality designs, highly detailed house plans and customer satisfaction are all attributes of an experienced custom home designer.Integrating many different concepts and functions is necessary to draw a good set of custom house plans.  Many designers can come up with interesting ideas, but they are unable to convey these ideas with detailed construction drawings to the home builders.  They can draw a nice conceptual picture, but these individuals have little or no construction knowledge to translate these ideas into a detailed set of house plans in which the builder can understand.  It is necessary to not only have a keen eye for design, but also a strong understanding of what can be built and how it can be built affordably.Having been in the home design and construction industry for 20 years, Design Alternatives has seen a [more..]
If a new custom home is in your future, consider doing at least the preliminary designs yourself.  Of course you have no doubt already looked at countless home designs in magazines, but none fit your bill – exactly.With today’s technology, computer drawing software has been made extremely user friendly.  There are a number of design software options available that the complete novice can quickly manage.  And many of these programs are powerful enough for professional designers as well.Simple and professional.  What could be better for your own do-it-yourself custom home design software?  Now you can take the best ideas of all of those plans that you have been browsing over and try to incorporate them into your special home.Many of these software programs offer simple “drag-and-drop” features.  This speeds up the design process considerably and allows you more time to do the more important design tasks like bathroom designs and kitchen designs and closet designs…..Now designers, architects and builders will do this work for – FOR A PRICE.  But it may take a few generations of drawings to get to your desired home [more..]
Japan is a modern country as well as a traditional country, as the No. 2 economy great power in the world, Japan has created a economy miracle, who has a lofty level of modernization, while whose land area is just as small as one of Chinese provinces…In recent years throughout Japan there raised a hot trend of home reconstruction, which is in the ascendant still.In order to pursue a more comfortable and convenient living environment, in virtue of home design, Japanese try to take full advantages of spaces and setting modern appliances, furniture in their current narrow residential space.In past time the demand rank of life in most Japan families was arranged according to food, clothing, transportation and living, now that has shifted to a new order as living first, transportation next, then clothing, and food last, which put the improvement of home living conditions to the first place.Now in Japan, the space features and design ideas they pursued has following specific performances. ..1. Purified, Abstract Design Style --- to make the decoration style attain to a beauty purification realmFamous post-modern architect Hans Hollein had been [more..]
You want a new home design but you have no idea if you can afford it or not. There are lots of options to choose from, yet you want the home design suits your taste and of course your wallet. If you want to have some ideas, you need to check out some Home Design and House Builder sites that provide amazing listing of new home designs and styles to get the best design of your dreams. The first thing you need to do is estimate your house, meet up with the home builders who make houses that are similar in size, quality, and features to the home you want. Home builders will tell you how much per square foot they frequently charge for home structure. They can also give you an approximate idea of what your dream home might cost. Ask them if they have already some price lists, this will both lessen the waste of time. Expect some features to cost more like new furniture, new paints, new landscape and etc.  The most costly areas in building a home [more..]
The home you live in is a reflection of the individual that you are.  And yet home builders erect thousands of homes in a single neighborhood that all look the same.  This is what we have become accustomed to; but it doesn't have to be this way everywhere.  If you are looking for an energy efficient alternative to the standard home design, you may be intrigued by the yurt. The yurt has been around for centuries, and is most well-known as the cloth sided portable dwelling used by nomads who travelled through steppes bounded by mountainous peaks in all four seasons of the year.  The yurt dwelling is a roundhome that was developed to get these nomadic people through the harshest of conditions.  Although portable, their dwellings kept them warm and also paid tribute to their strong belief in the sacredness of nature and spirit as a whole. This is actually one of the best things about the yurt:  its rich history.  The very shape of this roundhome is essential in acknowledging the connection between man and nature, and between all men in general.  While [more..]
When decorating or making decorating decisions for new homes, it is important to remember that your decisions will be a part if the home for a long time - unless you can afford to re-decorate every few years. Before purchasing any furniture, paint colors or accessories consider your lifestyle and how you plan to live in the home. Also, throw out any pre-disposed notions of your old home; since the new one is structurally different. This is when you need to be open-minded and creative. Take your time and don't rush and by all means don't be influenced by friends, family or trends (unless you absolutely love the ideas).The most important matter of concern when designing or planning interior design for new homes is to build an environment that caters to your specific needs. Creating a space that is accommodating to each person's lifestyles is the general principle of new home design.This may seem like very unusual advice concerning interior design for new homes especially coming from someone who is working within the design industry; but there is good explanation for this reasoning. A large, open space without viewing or visualizing [more..]