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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 Steele Magnolia design is an eye-catching Craftsman house plan. A trio of materials graces the front of the home creating an inviting façade. Square columns with stone bases frame the front door. The covered front porch is large enough to support a porch swing or a set of outdoor chairs.
Walking through the front door the entry is open and roomy enough for a bench to the left if desired. A coat closet is straight ahead. To the right, the entry opens up to either the great room or a flex space. The flex room could be furnished as a home office, study, or a formal parlor or dining room.
The great room fills the back of the home. The living room is naturally bright from a trio of windows along the back wall. In fall or winter the space is kept bright and warm from a fireplace that can also be enjoyed from the kitchen. The kitchen is visually separated from the great room by a center island with eating bar. In addition to plenty of counter space and cabinet storage the kitchen boasts a walk-in pantry. Off the back of the kitchen is the dining room which provides access to the back covered deck. Also off the dining room is a pocket office which could also serve well as a space to complete homework.
An opening off the kitchen leads to a hallway with a half bathroom and a large mud hall complete with lockers, bench, drop zone and closet. There is access to the attached three car garage from the mud hall.
This two story home plan has four bedrooms on the upper level. Three of the bedrooms share a compartmentalized bathroom. The owners’ suite is also on the second floor and is a spacious retreat. It features a large walk-in closet and private bathroom with walk-in shower and twin sinks. There is also direct access to the second floor laundry room from the owners’ bathroom.
The daylight basement is finished with a fifth bedroom, full bathroom plus a large recreation room. The recreation room can be furnished as an additional gathering area, game room, or hobby space. There is also lots of additional storage available.
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