Create a home plan

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Create a home plan

  1. On the File menu, point to New, point to Maps and Floor Plans, and then click Home Plan.

    By default, this template opens a scaled drawing page in landscape orientation . You can change these settings at any time. For more information, see Change the drawing scale.

  2. Create the basic exterior wall structure in one of the following ways:

    Use room shapes.

    1. From the Walls, Shell and Structure stencil, drag one of the room shapes onto the drawing page.

    2. Resize the room shape by dragging the control handles Control handle image - yellow diamond and selection handles Selection handle image on individual walls.


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Advanced Framing Techniques- Build, renovate, & repair your own home. Save money as an owner builder.

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California Corner Installed

Do you know what a California corner is?  It has nothing to do with Beverly Hills and everything to do with energy efficiency in your new building project.  This is one of many advanced framing techniques that help us build better quality, energy efficient homes.

California Corner Video

We just completed a detailed video about California corners and advanced framing techniques.  In this video, we discuss the problems associated with outdated house framing methods.  Placing just one wall stud with the wrong orientation can lead to serious energy loss, higher utility bills, and the potential for condensation and even frost on interior wall surfaces.

The Cold Corner

Have you ever heard of a cold corner?  In this video we discuss what causes cold corners in homes.  We show you how a California Corner can alleviate this problem.  Although it’s not new, it still has yet to gain

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House Games – Home is Where the Heart is

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Whever You Hang Your Hat

Four walls do not a home make. Or so the saying goes. But it is tough to get by without a place to warm your bones and lay your head. And as human nature will have it, feathering our nests and beautifying our surroundings is just part of the package.

So why can the most modest of hovels take on the warm and cuddly sensation of home, and yet the grandest of mansions may feel cold and empty? The eternal quest for where we lay our heads at night has been with us since the dawn of time, so why not play with the idea of what it is that makes a home just that? Is it the bricks and mortar, the curtains and wallpaper? Or the village we live in?

By using a house-building game, like Design and Build Your House on Agame.com,

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    What is a Manufactured Home? Modular? Prefab?

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    What is a Prefab House, Exactly?

    California factory manufacturing homes in 2005.
    Photo by David McNew/Getty Images News Collection/Getty Images

    The word prefab (also spelled pre-fab) is often used to describe any type of home that is made from easy-to-assemble building parts that were manufactured off-site. Prefab is an abbreviation for prefabricated and may be stamped on plans as PREFAB. Many people consider manufactured homes and modular homes as types of prefab housing. The ornate facades of 19th century cast iron architecture was prefabricated, cast in molds offsite and transported to the building site to be hung onto a frame.

    Definition of Prefabrication

    “The manufacture of whole buildings or components in a factory or casting yard for transportation to the site.”— The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture, 1980, p. 253

    Other Names Used for Prefab Houses

    • factory-built
    • factory-made
    • pre-cut
    • panelized
    • manufactured
    • modular
    • mobile home
    • industrialized building

    Historic prefab structures include

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    Courtyard House Bangalore: Karnataka Home

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    Bangalore Courtyard House, Karnataka Home, New Indian Residence, Building, Architecture

    Contemporary Indian Residential Building in Karnataka – design by The Purple Ink Studio Architects

    page updated 15 Oct 2016 with new images ; 17 Feb 2015

    Bangalore Courtyard House

    Design: The Purple Ink Studio, Architects

    Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

    Courtyard house Bangalore, Karnataka

    Design Brief:

    The client’s brief saw a strong interest in a “Courtyard House”. Taking the courtyard as a focal point, the entire architecture and the landscape conceptualization revolved around using the feature as a climate responsive design advantage.

    Courtyard House Bangalore

    The house is conceptualized as a performative architecture and landscape design with a carefully interwoven built-form that strongly responds to the site context.

    Courtyard House Bangalore

    Design description:

    The design process was initiated by understanding the climatology of the surroundings.
    The site is east facing and has a vast public green space on the North side. The landscape scheme is conceptualized

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    Kate Middleton’s family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire

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    The Bucklebury Berkshire home of Kate's parents, Carole and Mike Middleton

    Take a look at Michael and Carole Middleton’s £4.7 million, 7-bedroom, Grade II-listed Georgian property in Berkshire where the newest royal prince will be spending time with his grandparents…


    Michael and Carole Middleton outside their home in Bucklebury

    Pippa and James Middleton



    The village of Bucklebury, Berkshire, England

    Read more about Bucklebury and see it here on the map. The home, the family’s second one in Bucklebury, is 8.8 miles from Newbury.


    Map of Bucklebury Berkshire - home of the Middleton familyBucklebury Berkshire England



    The Manor on Pease Hill in Bucklebury, Berkshire

    The Middleton’s bought this home in 2012 after deeming their £1.5 million home in the same Berkshire village to be too visible to passers-by.

    This new 18-acre home offers them better privacy and security, as well as space to build special accommodation for royal protection staff. Planning permission has already been granted for an outbuilding, with a flat and garage on the ground floor, and a storage area and workshop above.

    It’s located on the Pease Hill road and known as The Manor

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    How to Estimate Home Construction Costs in Northern California

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    Summary: How to estimate home construction costs in Northern California.

    This is an excellent home plan to use to discover the cost to build a home in the Sacramento CA area.

    Exquisite windows, charming gables and an inviting porch front this warm, thoughtful family home.

    Inside, choose between formal affairs and casual get-togethers.

    The living and dining rooms are ideal for entertaining, while the open areas are great family spots.

    Four bedrooms, including the master suite are on the upper floor.

    Square Footage: 3,171 sq. ft.
    First Floor: 1,488 sq. ft.
    Second Floor: 1,683 sq. ft.
    Garage: 773 sq. ft.
    Attic: 480 square feet of unfinished attic area with 60 inch to 78 inch headroom.
    Bedrooms: 4
    Bathrooms: 2
    Half Baths: 1
    Foundation: Unfinished Basement: 1556 sq. ft.
    Central ducted heating and cooling. 1 each insulated prefab metal fireplace, brick face.

    To estimate building costs, I’ll use the cost estimating

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    Supermarket Bahan Bangunan Home Decor di Cimahi

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    Kami merupakan Depo Bangunan, Pusat Home Decor dan Home Improvement yang berlokasi di Cimahi dan Nanjung Margaasih, yang dimana kota ini terletak di tengah Kabupaten Bandung, Kota Bandung dan Kabupaten Bandung Barat.

    Untuk anda warga bandung dan sekitarnya yang sedang mencari keperluan pernak pernik Dekorasi Rumah dan Perlengkapan Rumah di sekitaran kota Cimahi dan kota Bandung bisa langsung datang ke toko home improvement kami.

    Depo Bangunan adalah supermarket bahan bangunan dan keperluan rumah serta home improvement yang menyediakan berbagai kebutuhan pembangunan dan renovasi rumah.

    Mulai dari bahan bangunan, home decor, alat listrik hingga perlengkapan rumah tangga.

    Vermont Hardware menjadi Depo Bangunan dan Home Decor pertama di Cimahi . Kami sebagai salah satu invoasi yang memperkenalkan cara berbelanja bahan bangunan dan perlengkapan rumah tangga dalam satu atap, lengkap, nyaman dan harga relatif murah dengan kualitas terjamin.

    Tidak hanya menjual berbagai macam alat teknik dan bahan bangunan, kami juga

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    Home Decor and Furniture Stores in Bandung

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    Thinking for a fresh new decoration for your house or simply adding stylish touch to it? Head over to these stores for some great choices of furniture or home decor.

    1. Viku Home Decor

    Viku already opened its business in furniture since 2000. The store sells various designs of furniture and home decorations with more into the modern-minimalist style. Viku also offers services to design your place, supported by experts and designers/architects who are experienced in interior project planning. At the same time, providing a different design that has its own aesthetic value for homes, offices, hotels, restaurants/cafes, sports facilities, or other public spaces.

    Jl. AH. Nasution no. 98 Sukamiskin, Bandung
    P: (Office) +6222- 7238392, (Mobile) +6281221958355
    E: [email protected]
    Instagram: vikufurniture; vikuhomedecor

    2. U&KL by UNKL347

    Photo: NHBL

    UNKL347 has been known by the public as a popular clothing line in Bandung. Being bigger in the clothing industry,

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