The Peter Pad, A Two Story House Plan

There are pros and cons for both a two story house plan design and a single story house plan design. Recently I was hired by some folks who were very serious about building a custom home on their newly acquired property and had researched their choices long and hard before meeting with me. They [...]

The Peter Pad, A Two Story House Plan2020-12-29T14:25:41+00:00

5 Reasons People Select Open Concept House Plans

The picture above features the open concept that I designed into the Della Dean, a home that I built in Spokane in 2011. This picture is taken from the dining room while looking out across the entry to living room and kitchen. The French doors on the left open to an office. You’ve probably [...]

5 Reasons People Select Open Concept House Plans2020-12-26T15:05:52+00:00

Do you need a residential architect or a home draftsman/designer?

  People are typically confused about who exactly they need to hire to draft their custom home floor plans. Should they Google for a local residential architect or plan drafting company or a home designer? I know because nearly half of my business comes from Google searches and so I am aware of the words [...]

Do you need a residential architect or a home draftsman/designer?2019-01-14T01:23:32+00:00

One house plan builder’s long road to the top in Spokane

Until only recently, I would not have claimed to be the best choice for someone in our area to select as their custom house plan draftsman. But now experience and the results of that experience have slowly given me the confidence to truly believe that. It is something that has been very exciting to have [...]

One house plan builder’s long road to the top in Spokane2019-01-14T01:23:33+00:00

Plan for the Future

There is a simple reason new home construction lacks design innovation. Building a spec home is always a gamble and so builders reduce risk by building homes they speculate have the best chance of selling. That is why the largest portion of new construction homes are three-bedroom, two bath ranchers with a covered porch, preferably [...]

Plan for the Future2020-02-23T10:46:19+00:00

A Nice Day For Drive

I always love to see the projects that I have drawn blueprints for after they have been completed and are being used for what they were intended to be used for and so recently Elaine and I decided to go on a drive and visit a  projects in Central Washington. The home was located in [...]

A Nice Day For Drive2019-01-14T01:23:34+00:00

Let’s Get started

Give me a description of what you want to accomplish, if you can send some sketches or pictures of something that you want to end up with that will help. Scan any sketches you have made and create jpegs files or pdfs or if you have done your prelim plans in a home planning [...]

Let’s Get started2020-03-16T12:04:56+00:00

Saving money on Spokane house, shop or any building plans

Recently I got a phone call from a guy planning to build a house in Electric City. He told me that he would be in town the following Friday and wanted to meet. He also told me that he was going to meet with two local drafting businesses who also produce Spokane house plans that [...]

Saving money on Spokane house, shop or any building plans2019-01-14T01:23:35+00:00

Thoughts on Custom Home Plans vs. Stock Plans

Are Custom Home Plans a Better Choice than Wholesale House Plans? The short answer to the question about custom home plans versus wholesale plans is that custom home plans are the better choice when you want to have a new home built. The home we live in is not like the clothes we wear [...]

Thoughts on Custom Home Plans vs. Stock Plans2019-01-14T01:23:37+00:00

The Sinclair

1180 sq.ft. rancher w/ drivethru garage I designed and built this home in 2001 and recently talked to the couple who had lived in it since. They told me they loved everything about the house and felt very lucky to have found it. Its most unique feature is a drivethru garage, but close to that [...]

The Sinclair2019-03-25T15:52:19+00:00
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