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3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
Custom Design floor plan thread post them here!!

I agree. This house is huge!
You can easily loose the extra lounge area to the GF and the TV room to the first floor to save space.
By the sounds of…

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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OK fair enough I suppose.
With north being to the left that would mean that all of the bedrooms are west-facing then?
This is not ideal as they will get the hot,…

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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My first questions is which way is north?
I also don't think the 'office' area would be very private. It is also huge. I would consider making this space a family/…

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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You don't need to increase the floor plan. I am talking about reducing it. swap bed 4 and the bathroom, get rid of the WIR, then reduce the width of…

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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Windowless bathrooms are not very nice spaces, and west facing bedrooms get pretty hot in the evenings. Perhaps consider swapping bedroom 4 and the bathroom and grouping your services along…

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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Have you considered overhanging eaves or some other form of shading for all that north facing glass during the summer months?

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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sounds pretty typical! are you drawing these yourself then? what software are you using?

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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sounds like you have really thought this through algernon.
Have you drawn any elevations?

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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Hey algernon, looks pretty good!
I would say that you can easily lose the rumpus room and have all four bedrooms on the same floor (just switch the door over for…

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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No worries. I hope you get it sorted

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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I didn't realise you were paying somebody to produce these designs for you.
They are really not good enough and he is clearly not doing what you ask of him…

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3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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Don't take this the wrong way but maybe you need a new 'draft man'...?
Happy to give you a formal 'design review' if thats any use to you. Have a look…

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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Its definitely getting better! Are you drawing thee by hand or using a software package?
Personally I would try to get away from following the angles. The triangular shaped plan is…

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3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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your welcome. Id love to see your revised layout taking some of these things on board!

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
Design your own home

Looks like a great site!
Interesting what you say about Cost Plus too. Generally I would advise against it because it favours the builder too much (you take all the risk),…

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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Its not exactly to scale, i just gone from the last plan you posted on here, but hopefully you get the idea

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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Hey I haven't forgotten
Here is a VERY quick sketch I have done to illustrate my point. This is a much more efficient plan and much more practical given the shape…

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3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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you aim should be to build the most efficient house for your money, something that covers all of your needs with the minimum footprint, otherwise you are just wasting cash

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
Custom Design floor plan thread post them here!!

It may well be that you are restricted a bit by the software you are using. Maybe try sketching rough bubbles by hand first so that you can be sure…

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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OK thanks for clarifying all that.
personally, i would swap the master bedroom and the kitchen/pantry areas over. You want to come back in the car from the shops and take…

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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why not build less and invest the money in quality rather than quantity?

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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Do you really need a family room, activity room, and two separate lounge rooms?!
The master suite is too big and will feel strange with all that space around the…

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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Very strange plan.
Those spaces in the centre will be dark and airless. Why not remove them and have a triangular courtyard in the middle instead?

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
Choosing the right block of land

I agree, north facing and wider to the rear sounds like a winner to me.
There is no such thing as the 'perfect' block, there will ALWAYS be something you have…

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
renovate or demolish and build

Hey,
Rebuilding is going to cost a lot more than $100k I am afraid. You have to apply for permission to demolish it, then pay for the demo and waste removal,…

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3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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Thats great Doreetos, glad to have helped in some small way.
Please keep us posted on your progress!

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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Im not trying to push you into a 2 storey house but some things to consider:
- Half the earthworks and half the concrete for a two storey house
- Half as…

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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No worries, looking forward to seeing your changes.
Can I ask why a double storey house is unaffordable?
I worry slightly that you are making a lot of assumptions about cost…

3 years3 yearsarchitect_yourselfarchitect_yourself posted:
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A few other things just occurred to me..
You probably want a door from the laundry to the outside so that you can easily take the washing out to dry. You…

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