Architecture / June 29, 2018 / Narcisse.
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.
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.
Whether you use a stock house plan or go with a custom home design, a house site plan is necessary. Your local building department will require it along with your plans to obtain a house plan building permit. With home plans, your builder will likely use the services of the civil engineer to locate the house on the site. However, using a building designer to provide this service is a more desirable option.
This so called cut and fill procedure does two things. First it provides for a level ground surface area for the house location. Second, it shapes the land to slope water away from the home on all sides of the building.