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CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS (most plans)
Cover Page. Each home plan features the front elevation and informative reference sections including, general notes and design criteria*, abbreviations, and symbols for your plan.
Elevations. Scaled elevations for the front, rear, and sides are provided. All elevations are detailed and an aerial view of the roof is provided.
Foundations. Foundations are fully engineered for each design, whether slab or basement.
Main Level Floor Plan. The detailed drawings are fully dimensioned for ease of framing. Exterior wall thicknesses vary by plan. If necessary, contact Design Basics to clarify the standard exterior wall thickness for the plan(s) you are interested in.
Second Level Floor Plan. Dimensioned and drafted to the same degree of detail as the main level floor plan*.
Electrical and Sections. Illustrated on a separate page for clarity, the electrical plan shows suggested electrical layout for the main and second level floor plans. Typical wall and stair sections are provided to further explain construction of these areas.
Full technical support is provided to purchasers of each plan to answer your plan-related questions.
*Plans are drafted to meet average conditions and building codes in Nebraska, Ohio, and Texas at the time they are designed (contact us for more information). Because codes and requirements can change and may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, the designers cannot warrant compliance with any specific code or regulation. All plans can be adapted to your local building codes and requirements. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or builder of each plan to see that the structure is built in strict compliance with all governing municipal codes (city, county, state, and federal).
The compact and charming Grenta Cottage is a cottage house plan that is just as well suited as a year round residence or vacation home. Steep roof lines, gable ends, and tapered columns add to the homes curb appeal.
The cozy front porch is just large enough for a porch swing or set of outdoor chairs, making it an ideal place to relax and watch the world go by. The front door is recessed to provided additional protection from the elements to guests and privacy to the homeowners. The entry is inviting and spacious. To the left, a cased opening leads to a short hall to one of two bedrooms in this floor plan plus a full bathroom. The bedroom has a walk-in closet and can be used as a den or hobby room if the additional bedroom is not needed. Alternatively, the designer has also provided an alternate floor plan option that would convert the second bedroom into a formal dining room while modifying the full bathroom to a powder bath and extending the walk-in pantry to a butler’s pantry.
Towards the end of the entry hall, an opening to the right leads to the mud hall. Outfitted with a drop zone for electronics and a coat closet, the mud hall also has access to the laundry room and attached two car garage.
At the end of the entry hall, the floor plan opens up to the great room. To the left, is the kitchen which boasts an island with eating bar along with a walk-in pantry. The kitchen is completely open to the dining and living areas. The living room features a fireplace which will serve to keep the great room warm and cozy in the colder winter months.
Off the great room, a hallway leads to the owners’ suite. A set of French Doors lead to the owners’ suite private bathroom with walk-in shower, dual vanities, private toilet and walk-in closet.
At only 40’ wide, the Grenta Cottage is an ideal narrow lot house plan to consider when building on compact city lots.
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