Architecture / June 13, 2018 / .
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.
A single family home is a single detached unit, with an independent entrance and with it is own electricity and water access. These kind of houses enjoy the luxury of space and usually have a front yard and a backyard. Single family homes are popular among families and are traditionally considered better to raise children.
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.
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.