By Dennis Mayer at January 04 2019 01:39:12
Understanding standard basic sizes of furniture can help with planning a room. Sofas can range from 78_inches to 108_inches. A standard sofa size is approximately 36" x 90". A standard loveseat is approximately 36" x 60". Upholstered chairs are usually around 36" x 36" give, or take. Barrel and swivel chairs can be found at 30" x 30" and up. Small wood frame chairs can be found as small as 24" x 24". The standard desk is 30" x 60".
The informal lifestyle of California became popular as early as the late 1940s and magazines began to promote casual living as the ideal. Influences such as courtyards, patios and other Spanish colonial architectural details were embraced and played upon. What was known as the front porch or veranda, was moved from the front to the back of the house and heralded the arrival of a significant lifestyle change. Families now preferred the privacy of their back yard rather than sitting on the front porch watching traffic.
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.
Prevailing loan programs of the day made getting a home loan with no money down easier than it ever had been in previous years. Soldiers returning from World War II wanted to settle down and begin raising families. With the demand for homes at an all time high, the simple form and lack of detail made the ranch house floor plan much faster to build than a stately Tudor style home. Formal foyers and spiral staircases were discarded and replaced by level entries and single story plans.