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Site Plans in King County: Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland Plot Plans

According to the King County Permitting Division, a site plan must be obtained any time a residential building permit is required. For example, if you are planning to build a new deck that is more than 18 inches above the ground on your property in Seattle (or 30 inches above the ground for unincorporated areas [...]

2020-11-25T09:37:59+00:00November 25th, 2020|Building Permits, King County WA, Plot Plans, Site Plans|0 Comments

Top 15 Solar Powered Home Designs, Plus their Costs

Fossil fuels like oil, natural gas, and coal (used primarily for electricity generation), are no longer the sole sources of energy for homes today. The third millennium is becoming increasingly more focused on renewable energy sources as a viable alternative to fossil fuels. in fact, PV solar power is one of the cheapest and most [...]

2020-11-25T00:52:56+00:00November 16th, 2020|Design, Energy Efficient Homes, Going Solar|0 Comments

Modular Home Costs, Pros & Cons, Planning & Building – Definitive Guide

The national average cost of a modular home is about $240,000, plus the cost of the land. The cost figure above translates to about $120 per square foot for a 2,000 square foot modular home. Modular Home Building Process Source: All American Homes In terms of the average expected price range (80% range), [...]

2020-11-05T15:40:02+00:00November 4th, 2020|Home Construction, Modular Homes|0 Comments

How to Draw a Site Plan for Your Property – DIY Plot Plan Options

To property owners and developers who ask, “how do I draw a site plan?,” this guide answers with, “let us count the ways!” There are a handful of DIY site plan options, and one of them is sure to be a good fit for you. If not, we’ve got alternative suggestions for letting an experienced [...]

2020-09-08T05:27:53+00:00September 8th, 2020|3D Renders, Plot Plans, Site Plans|0 Comments

Site Plans in Maricopa County, AZ – How to Get your Plot Plan Approved

According to the Maricopa County Planning and Developing Department, a site plan must be obtained almost any time a building permit is required. We reached out to various building departments, and their representatives said that a site plan is required for any alteration larger than upgrading an electric panel. This general principle holds for all major [...]

2020-11-25T07:43:15+00:00August 22nd, 2020|Plot Plans|0 Comments

Top 15 Prefab and Modular Home Designs and their Costs

While having a custom-designed home might seem like the golden standard in terms of getting that beautiful and exquisite architecture, design, and decor elements, there are many good reasons why you might opt for a prefab or modular house instead. First of all, you have to consider the costs. Building a custom house requires you [...]

How to Plan Out and Execute Your Home Addition Project

There are many reasons to upgrade your current home with an addition rather than sell and buy a home with the features they want. Which of these fit you? Kitchen bump-out addition, Image Credits: Photo by Andreas von Einsiedel/Getty Images   You like your current home, property and neighbors. It is close to [...]

2020-07-28T09:08:36+00:00July 28th, 2020|Building Out, Building Up, Home Additions|0 Comments

How to Build a Deck in Your Backyard – Planning, Steps & Costs

While there are many great step-by-step deck building guides and video tutorials already available, our deck building guide offers something that many others don’t; a solid overview of the entire process and advice on how to approach the whole process from a homeowner’s perspective, not just the list of physical steps to build a deck. [...]

2020-07-15T23:42:26+00:00June 30th, 2020|Decks and Porches|0 Comments

Top 20 Shipping Container Home Designs and their Costs in 2020

There is a hot new trend: shipping container homes. Basically, you modify and re-purpose used shipping containers and stick them together to build a house! Architects, designers and builders have actually found a way to transform big boxes of steel into beautiful and fully-functional homes. With proper planning, you can endeavor to design and build a [...]

The Ultimate Site Plan Guide for Commercial Development Projects: Parking Lots, Commercial Construction

If you’re considering a commercial building project, you might be asking, “Where do I start?” This guide to site plans for commercial developments is an excellent starting point. Common questions about commercial site plans, also called commercial plot plans, are: What is a commercial site plan? What is the purpose of a site plan? What [...]

2020-05-04T01:37:55+00:00May 4th, 2020|Commercial Development Plans|0 Comments