How to Plan, Contract and Build Your Own Home by Richard M. Scutella

By Richard M. Scutella

The vintage Blueprint for homemade Homebuilders up-to-date to mirror the newest fabrics, innovations, and recommendations!

protecting every thing from hiring the best owners to selecting furniture, this information-packed consultant is a step by step roadmap for construction a brand new domestic or home improvement an latest one. The heavily-revised Fourth version makes a speciality of the most recent applied sciences, fabrics, money-saving recommendations, and environmentallyfriendly tools, permitting owners to save cash, get extra for his or her cash, maximize their usable area, reduce upkeep expenses, and select from a thrilling array of latest innovations.

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That way you can make intelligent decisions when custom designing your house, realizing the trade-off effects that having too much or too little of any particular space are likely to have once you move in. A house ultimately expresses the unique personalities, goals, and lifestyles of its inhabitants. Thus, a totally satisfying residence will provide you with deep-seated feelings of personal achievement and will remain a source of continuous pride. ➤➤➤➤➤ POINTS TO PONDER 1. Consider that a modern house consists of six main types of space: living and recreation, food preparation, dining, bathing and washing, sleeping and dressing, and service and storage space.

1 0 A half bath. ■ Built-in storage for towels, soap, toilet paper and tissues, shampoo, and other personal aids should be included. ■ A roomy vanity and medicine cabinet rounds out the basic storage. ■ Many clever and attractive shelving arrangements consisting of materials from woven reeds to glass and chrome can be custom installed into otherwise unusable space. ■ A laundry hamper or built-in laundry chute will save many steps and will help keep bathrooms neat and uncluttered. ■ When no window space is available, a ventilation fan unit can be installed to ensure a turnover of fresh air and prevent stuffiness.

Whatever items you plan on installing, make sure your garage will be large enough to carry out your designs. If you place any equipment having natural gas pilot lights in a garage, precautions must be taken, especially if flammable liquids are stored there. 5. If the back of your fireplace will protrude into the garage, that must be taken into account. As mentioned earlier, such a setup will save on chimney finishing bricks, and excess heat will be radiated into the garage instead of being lost directly outside.

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