Francisca Sharp. Floor. August 31st , 2017.
The informal lifestyle of California became popular as early as the late 1940s and magazines began to promote casual living as the ideal. Influences such as courtyards, patios and other Spanish colonial architectural details were embraced and played upon. What was known as the front porch or veranda, was moved from the front to the back of the house and heralded the arrival of a significant lifestyle change. Families now preferred the privacy of their back yard rather than sitting on the front porch watching traffic.
Without an accurate floor plan, it is also going to be haphazard to track how the air currents flow through a space, especially a large space. And yet it is so easy to see it all at a glance with the floor plan in front of us. In fact, we can even forewarn and advise a person regarding a house not yet built, if we have a floor plan to refer to. Another critical reason for having an accurate floor plan is in the circumstance where a home has been remodeled or added on to. In some cases, a house with an addition might be considered more than one house, technically, when we evaluate the addition on its own terms. If an addition constitutes more than half the square footage of the original foot print, then this may justify calculating the entire house as new, with the more current energy taking over the whole space, based on when the addition was done.
By and large, almost any residential floor plan can be adapted to a log home, but there are substantial differences and considerations that need to be addressed. One such example is that of room dimensions as they relate to the diameter of the logs you will be utilizing. A custom handcrafted home made from 20\" diameter logs will have a different footprint than one requiring 6\" milled logs. If this is the first time you will be dealing with a log home manufacturer or architect, make sure you are comparing ’apples to apples’ when discussing interior dimensions. If you want a room to be 14’ wide, make certain that your designer knows that you want the interior of the room to have 14’ of open clearance and not measured from the center of the corresponding logs. Using the example above, your 14’ room could shrink to 12’ if such presumptions are not understood.
When reviewing samples of floor plans, ask yourself why did they design it the way they did. Ask yourself if the way they designed their floor plan will help them maximize sales or minimize and hurt their sales. Then ask yourself is there anything you can borrow from here to help you with your layout of your floor plan.You see, what you are looking for is not just a nice layout and floor design, your sole objective here is to identify strengths and weaknesses of sample restaurant floor plans you are reviewing, in doing this you are looking for ideas and the best possible layout for your restaurant.
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