By Leon Sanger at March 20 2019 19:26:53
The ranch house floor plan was the American Dream in a box from the late 1940s to the mid 1960s. Sliding glass doors, kidney shaped swimming pools and back yard patios created a new informal way of entertaining guests. Though the ranch house floor plan was the embodiment of casual living, most homes of that era lacked architectural details that would make them memorable. By the 1970s, the ranch style house was replaced by the split level home with Colonial or English details. The 1980s saw a reversal of the ranch house floor plan formula that included showy front entries with grand staircases and vaulted ceilings while the back of the house was left almost naked. The only remains of the ranch house floor plan today are the open floor plans, great rooms and hearth kitchens and the current popular trend of an outdoor room. All leftovers from the original ranch style housing era.
The ranch house floor plan is a shining example of the American Dream in its purest form. It was then, and remains today, the most widely built housing style ever seen in America. This house plan style had its heyday from 1949 to 1965 for several reasons.
There are a lot of advantages of floor plans. For instance, they offer beautiful designs and the right dimensions for your desired designs. As a matter of fact, these floor plans are colorful and show beautiful pictorial illustrations. You can create these plans in many formats, such as DWG, TIF, WMF, and JPEG, just to name a few. Moreover, you can make them in either 3D or 2D based on your desired results. Hand drawn sketches are easy to convert into both 2D and 3D format. If you want to know the difference between 2D and 3D floor plans, you may want to read on.
Research your current market building costs. Contact a local realtor or custom home builder and discuss the average cost per square foot to build a home of the style you like. Now understand that this will only be an average because they can't possibly guess your personal tastes and the finish materials are a large part of any new home cost.