Architecture / March 14, 2018 / .
Open floor plans increase social interaction. Whoever is in the kitchen doing the cooking or the post meal cleanup, can still get the job done while interacting with everyone else in the other rooms. This helps the kitchen person to feel less like a slave and more a part of the action.
A custom plan set really has near infinite measure when it comes to developing a complete set of architectural house plans. A typical small plan set will contain as little as eight sheets while a larger set may include 20 sheets plus. The amount of sheets depend on the size and complexity of the home.
An open floor plan in residential terms is a floor plan that embraces large, open spaces while minimizing small, enclosed rooms. In other words, open floor plans involve at least one large, open room that connects and contains smaller areas or rooms that serve different functions.
Utility spaces and garages should be placed to shield the house from cold winter winds. In snowy climates, put garage and house entries on a sunny exposure to help melt snow. In many US climates, an inside corner facing southeast provides outdoor space sheltered from cold northwest winds. Put windbreaks between the house and cold winds, and cut trees which block summer breezes and desirable sun.