Builders' First-Choice Home Plans

Builders' First-Choice Home Plans

Builders' First-Choice Home Plans is a specially selected collection of 200 home designs favored by homebuilders. Home plans range from under 900 sq. ft. to nearly 5,000 sq. ft. in size, with helpful insights and information on Selecting a Builder, Choosing a Neighborhood, High-Performance Windows, Energy-Efficient Doors, and Being Well Insulated. Also included are plans for popular backyard projects such as decks, yard and garden sheds, garages, gazebos, arbors, playhouses, porches, additions, and more.

Home Plan Doctor

The Essential Companion for Anyone Buying a Home Design Plan

Home Plan Doctor

Building a new house begins with a home plan, but the two-dimensional drawings used by contractors are often difficult to interpret and challenging to visualize. In easy-to-understand language, Larry W. Garnett explains construction terminology and basic design principles, enabling you to expertly navigate every step of the home-building process. From selecting a plan to judging its room-by-room suitability and requesting modifications, Home Plan Doctor offers cost-effective suggestions and encouraging guidance so that you can create the house of your dreams.

New Home Plans for 1999

New Home Plans for 1999

Contains blueprints and architectural design for house plans.

Ultimate Home Plan Reference

Country, Traditional, Southwestern, Mediterranean, and More

Ultimate Home Plan Reference

A comprehensive guide to pre-drawn home plans.This volume showcases our most popular homes with a wide range of styles and sizes.Over 500 designs from the most respected architects and residential designers in the country.Introductory full-color section highlights Home Planners best-selling home designs.Beautiful exteriors and modern floor plans allow you to make the most of your building budget.The perfect home plan resource for homeowners and builders who want custom quality at a fraction of the cost.Complete construction blueprints available for every home.Whether you're beginning your search or fine tuning your choice of the perfect home, Home Planners Ultimate Home Plan Reference provides a wealth of options and information.

Houses by Mail

A Guide to Houses from Sears, Roebuck and Company

Houses by Mail

It was the American Dream by Mail Order --Smithsonian Americans have ordered from Sears, Roebuck just about everything they have needed for their homes for 100 years--but from 1908 to 1940, some 100,000 people also purchased their houses from this mail-order wizard. Sears ready-to-assemble houses were ordered by mail and shipped by rail wherever a boxcar or two could pull in to unload the meticulously precut lumber and all the materials needed to build an exceptionally sturdy and well-designed house. From Philadelphia, Pa., to Coldwater, Kans., and Cowley, Wyo., Sears put its guarantee on quality bungalows, colonials and Cape Cods, all with the latest modern conveniences--such as indoor plumbing. Houses by Mail tells the story of these precut houses and provides for the first time an incomparable guide to identifying Sears houses across the country. Arranged for easy identification in 15 sections by roof type, the book features nearly 450 house models with more than 800 illustrations, including drawings of the houses and floor plans. Because the Sears houses were built to last, thousands remain today to be discovered and restored. Houses by Mail shows how to return them to their original charm while it documents a highly successful business enterprise that embodied the spirit and domestic design of its time. "After decades of obscurity, Sears houses have become chic." --Wall Street Journal "These were . spacious, solidly built homes." --Parade "Don't be surprised if your own cozy bungalow turns up [in the book]."--Philadelphia Inquirer "A nostalgic and informative look at the tastes of Americans in the years before World War II."--Publishers Weekly "The bible to researchers of Sears' ready-cut homes."--Saturday Evening Post

Affordable to Build Home Plans

Affordable to Build Home Plans

This book features designs that are versatile, comfortable, family friendly, and most importantly economical.

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