House Floor Plan Design
I’m a professional building designer and draftsman with over 10 years experience designing houses, extensions and renovations. I’ve written this house floor plan design guide to explain some of the basic principles of designing a good house floor plan and give some expert tips and advice to help you design your own home. Design To Your […]Continue reading
Architect vs Building Designer
What’s the difference between an Architect and a Building Designer? This is a question I’m often asked, after a quick search on the net you’ll see there’s a lot of conflicting information. Architects say that you should hire them because they’re more qualified. While Building Designers argue that you should hire them because they can do the same, […]Continue reading
What’s the Best Kitchen Layout?
Choosing the right kitchen layout for your home is an important decision that’s worth getting right. While there’s no “one size fits all” with kitchen layouts there are a few things you should consider that will help you choose the best kitchen layout for your home. Good Kitchen Layouts for Small to Medium Kitchens Some example […]Continue reading
Single Story vs Double Story House?
Deciding whether to build a single story house or double story house is not always a simple decision. In some cases, the choice is clear. Physical limitations of the lot size or personal preferences can make the decision obvious. Sometimes deciding between a single story or double story house isn’t such a simple decision. below are some of the […]Continue reading
A Guide to Energy Efficient House Design
An energy efficient house is simply one that uses less energy than an average home. This is good for the environment, reduces your bills and makes your home more comfortable all year round. An energy efficient house design can be broken down in three main categories: Passive Design, Energy & Water. In this article I’ll briefly […]Continue reading
The Benefits of Designing a Loft House
A loft is a room located just under roof in a house or other building. Usually it’s open on one wall, facing out to the interior space below. Lofts can be a great way to squeeze a little extra space out of a home or plan that needs just one more room. Configuring your house […]Continue reading
Should You Build a Paved Courtyard or a Timber Deck
You’ve decided you’re ready to improve your outdoor space with the addition of a paved courtyard, timber deck, or both. How do you decide? This article shares several important considerations when choosing what type of surfaces and structures to add to your backyard to create an outdoor living or entertaining space Construction Costs Paved courtyards […]Continue reading
How To Choose A Size For Your New Garage
Making new additions to your home and property can bring about a lot of decisions. Garages are one improvement that can raise the value of your home, provide a great place to keep your vehicle out of the rain, snow, and sun, and give accessible storage space for sports equipment and yard tools. For those […]Continue reading