Updated: Mar 19, 2021
Bedrooms are private areas generally occupied by one or two people. North, East, Or South exposures are mainly desirable for bedrooms. Bedrooms on the North are usually cooler. The morning sun will brighten a bedroom with windows towards the east. A South exposure will allow the sun to warm the room during the winter months. Due to the high temperatures and direct solar radiation from the afternoon sun in the summer, it is not desirable to place bedrooms on the west. Bedrooms should be isolated from noise-producing conditions, cars, play areas, entertaining rooms, etc. If possible, use closets for sound barrier walls a closet full of clothes is the simplest method of preventing sound transmission between rooms. Closets and bathrooms should be easily accessible to bedrooms. A suitable space near the closets will serve as a convenient dressing area yet still offer access to the bed and other major furnishings.
Next time you are sitting in your bedroom think about this and try to find out how the design could have been better.
Updated: Mar 19, 2021
Trees act as noise barriers and as shade producers during months of the intense summer sun. Shade on a house reduces inside temperatures considerably during the summer and reduces the maintenance of painted surfaces. Deciduous trees are especially effective; by dropping their leaves in winter, they allow desirable winter sunshine to penetrate a house when it is needed, and in summer they block the sun when it becomes destructive. For maximum utility, trees should be on the south side of the house.
Updated: Dec 23, 2020
Home Additions often increase the value of a property, and could also serve as a secondary dwell unit that creates income for the owner. If you are thinking about an addition to your property, the list below can help you prepare the right documentation for your application permit.
STEP 1: Plat Plan/ Survey Plan
All homeowners are provided with a plat plan at the time of acquiring their home. Ask your surveyor company to included the impervious coverage calculations. If you are aware of any additions not shown on your survey plan, ask the surveyor to updated your survey to the latest conditions of your home.
STEP 2: Architectural Plans
In order to design your home addition and then build a set of plans
ready for permit submissions, QuickCAD Drafting and Desing will meet and discuss your ideas.
We will display the proposed position of the project using the Plat Plan
given by the client, this is a MUST HAVE before submission of the application.
STEP 3: Structural Engineers Plan
The engineer would have to generate the structural plans that include
the Foundation Plan and Framing Plan based on the architectural drawings.
These come with the engineer being paid an additional fee.
STEP 4: Application Submittal
When you have these documents together you are ready
to start with the city to begin your application.
Go to your city's official website
and search for the Planning Department.
Through each step, we can support you
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