Home Plan Doctor

The Essential Companion for Anyone Buying a Home Design Plan
by Larry W. Garnett

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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...
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Published By Storey Publishing, LLC

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 224

Publication Date 12/19/2007

ISBN 9781580176989

Dimensions 8.5 inches x 10.88 inches

“If home plans and blueprints look like hieroglyphics to you, this book is the Rosetta Stone.”
Kevin Ireton, editor, Fine Homebuilding

“Clear and practical advice from a veteran designer. If you’re building from a stock plan, this book could save you from a lot of mistakes.”

Kevin Ireton, editor, Fine Homebuilding

“If you’re building from a stock plan, read this book first. You’ll get a better house, and you’ll like likely save money too.”

Kevin Ireton, editor, Fine Homebuilding

"Like a Consumer’s Guide for electronics, this book gets ‘under the hood’ of what makes a space into a workable, functional, happy house, translating arcane architectural language into everyday language. Not just for house plans -- anyone who is looking to buy a home, and to shape the where and the way of how they live, needs to own this book." Melanie Taylor, Melanie Taylor Architecture Gardens LLC

Larry Garnett’s Home Plan Doctor provides a powerful dose of preventative medicine for those who wish to avoid the headaches of homebuilding. This comfortably written, ultra-informative book is absolutely loaded with often-overlooked details that are essential to consider before you build. I guarantee you’ll find yourself saying “I never would have thought of that” – but you’ll be thankful Larry did.