How to Read Blueprints

Creating your dream home can be a thrilling experience. When you purchase a new home, you’re in control of how it will ultimately reflect your tastes and needs. Designing it sometimes means reviewing blueprints and looking at two-dimensional representations of your dream home can sometimes seem daunting.

When you purchase a new Darling home, however, experts are with you every step of the way – helping you realize your dream in the Houston or Dallas metro areas. Those experts begin with your home’s blueprint and Garry Holy, Architectural Services Supervisor for Darling Homes.

What’s on a blueprint?

Think of a blueprint as looking at the inside of the house from the top down, with the roof off. If the house is more than one story, the blueprint will separate the floors of the home onto separate drawings. In Darling Homes blueprints, Garry said home design options such as powder rooms, studies or hearth rooms will be included floor by floor as well.

On each sheet, the house layout is shown, with doorways, rooms and other important features such as windows, stairwells and walls, marked to show where every aspect of the home fits in. This way of looking at a home allows the viewer to understand the flow and functionality of the spaces, as well as an idea of what features are included in the home before it is built, such as number of bedrooms, bathrooms and dimensions of rooms.

From start to finish, the Darling Homes team puts considerable thought into home design, resulting in a broad range of gorgeous homes built with care and filled with thoughtful transitions and impeccable details.

How to interpret a blueprint

When planning your future dream home, condensing all the information and dimensions onto a piece of paper can seem overwhelming.

“The most important thing people need to do is make sure the plan fits their lifestyle,” Garry said. “Whenever we release a set of plans, we put a lot of research into options and planning out homes.”

With Darling Homes, designs come with a variety of different features and aspects that appeal to a wide range of choices. Making sure that a home has the correct number of bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen space, garage capacity and more is vital to understanding how you and your loved ones fit into the home.

Getting all the details

Beyond the home essentials like windows, walls, layout and bedroom count, blueprints give the homeowner an in-depth look at what to expect both inside and outside the home. Cabinetry, ceiling height and configuration, and electrical workings are all represented on blueprints by Darling Homes.

From start to finish, the Darling Homes team provides a smooth, personalized experience to to help each customer build the home of their dreams.