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What Makes a Good Floor Plan?

A quality floor plan is an important part of a complete set of drawings. It is typically the starting point for any home design or renovation project. For this reason, it’s crucial for it to have a well articulated layout and graphic consistency so it …

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What Should a Floor Plan Include?

Floor plans are one of the most referenced diagrams in a set of architectural drawings. They are the starting point for understanding the design intent of a home or other building structure. Various types of plans are often included in a drawing set, but for …

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Properties of Form in Architecture

Form is a term used extensively in the field of architecture. It is the physical quality that shapes the structures we see around us. Form, in combination with texture, light, materials, color and shade is what gives a building or space its unique character. The …

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The 4 Primary Elements of Architecture

The buildings we see around us all began as mere conceptual elements before they took form and became habitable structures. Architectural form is derived from 4 basic elements that are further elaborated until they begin to take form and serve as reference points for the …

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How To Convert Any Room Into a Laundry Room

A properly designed laundry room is a valuable addition to any home because it can greatly improve the laundry experience. If you don’t have a designated laundry room, but you have some space that can be converted, you can design yours from scratch. To convert …

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Is Hemlock a Good Building Material?

Planning a building project presents you with many options and decisions to make. Lumber and materials are just one thing to consider. That said, you may be considering using hemlock wood for your next home project, but should you?  Hemlock is a good building material …

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Everything You Need to Know About Asbestos Tiles

Asbestos tiles were a popular choice for ceilings and flooring in the past, but it is no longer in use in modern construction. Why did the material lose its allure and what should you do if you live in a home with asbestos tiles? Asbestos …