Architecture / July 1, 2018 / .
Building Designers develop site plans in stages. They coordinate this with a civil engineers plat map and topography map. The primary role in the plat is to provide a guide of the property lines and land dimensions. This gives the building designer a frame of reference for the maximum width and depth of the home design.
Open floor plans facilitate entertaining. Open floor plans, with their inherent flow capacity, make entertaining both easier and more enjoyable. Guests are free to chat with each other and the cook at the same time. Visitors can serve themselves and mingle without the constraints of walls blocking the action.
A home builder plan is used by home builders who only need a bare minimum set of house plans. This generally includes the elevations, floor plans, foundation plans, and roof plan. It may include a typical wall detail or two as well. It is very basic and the residential building designer has no control over the final outcome of the architectural detailing.
Open floor plans brighten the space. Where a traditional kitchen might be a hole tucked away in a windowless corner of the home, an open concept kitchen will likely connect it to the dining and living rooms and, consequently, windows. Natural light is always a bright boost to any room.