Plan Uses

NOT USING ANY PLANS? HERE’S WHAT HAPPENS : The single, greatest danger of trying to build anything without plans lies in the fact that what you think you’re going to build and what others think they’re going to build for you will not be the same. For instance, a mystery lies beneath the sentence, “I want Windows.” The windows you …

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A NEW PORCH Creates a Better Comfort Zone

Just posted with lots more, over on my house plan site, https://dreamhomedesignsonline.com/ Air, water and sky : the reasons for having a lake house. Sweating in sunshine: not so much. When this lake house was first built, many years ago, the children were small and only threatening to become teenagers – you know, people who lie around a lot – …

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I Meant Something Else

Here are a few things people could not say before but can now because in a recent football game a new precedent was set. I threw a straight-to-the-ground backwards pass which became a lateral which became a fumble, but I meant to spike the ball to stop the play so you have to give it to me. I meant to …

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Ghosts of Builders NOW

Squeals of delight and fright dominate October, a month dedicated to fearful happenings – all pretend. Here are a few true snippets, pointed reminders that in the home planning and building business, real fear lasts all year. IT LIVES IN THE ATTIC A ghoulish home-designer reduces the size of a house just by changing room names. In the house plan …