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Paperback Home Plan Doctor: The Essential Companion for Anyone Buying a Home Design Plan Book

ISBN: 1580176984

ISBN13: 9781580176989

Home Plan Doctor: The Essential Companion for Anyone Buying a Home Design Plan

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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...

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Outstanding Ideas

Simply stated, "The Home Plan Dr." is the BEST of the twenty to thirty books that I have bought and read on home building! Mr. Garnett speaks both eloquently and with authority about Home Design. The language in the book is easy to understand, for non professional home designers, like me. Many of the suggestions are simple, many are Brilliant! For example, I loved Mr. Garnett thoughts on having a "drop zone" near the entry. I actually spoke (very briefly) to Mr. Garnett and he seemed incredibly nice, very approachable, and supportive. If you only buy one book for home design ideas, this book should be the one.

Best help I've found for home planning

I read Larry Garnett's Home Plan Doctor, and liked it so much I visited the website. I found more helpful ideas on the website. There is also a service offered in which he will review a home plan for a bargain of a price. I sent my home plans to him for review. My expectations were far exceeded. He gave good feedback and new ideas. I even spoke with him by phone for a few minutes, which I greatly appreciated. I highly recommend it to anyone building or remodelling. Well worth the money for the book or the consultation.

Great help when planning your new home

I found the book to be quite helpful with explaining the basics of developing a well designed home. It stays away from technical issues and instead focuses on design aesthetics and making sure your plans fit on your lot, in your neighborhood, and with the way families use space. In some ways, another book - What Not To Build: Do's and Don'ts of Exterior Home Design - delves deeper into exterior design aspects than this book. But this book gives a well rounded overview of making the best use of space and $$ both inside and outside of your home.
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