Secrets on House Plans in Kenya
House plans in Kenya range from single roomed to bedsitter, one bed roomed, two and three bed roomed to more complex plans depending on the need of a client.
Single rooms are house mainly meant for university and college students, and low-income earners.
Bedsitter is a self –contained single room where it has a kitchenette, a washroom. These are mainly meant by the medium class in the society.
House plans ranging from 2 bedrooms to those with complex plans belong to the middle and high class in the society as well as those living with their family.
Tips of choosing beautiful house plans in Kenya.
1. Choose a House Plan that suits your land
Choose a plan that fits the characteristics of your land best. It’s better to make the house fit the land rather than try to make the land fit the house. Also, the size and shape of your land affects the type of home you can build a lot.
2. Be open-minded
It’s important to be open-minded when looking at houses. By doing this, you’ll learn things you never realized. Over time, your home will evolve and change. Don’t quickly discard houses. You will have a better understanding of what you want by taking a close look at many houses.
3. Exteriors Are Easy to Change
The changes to an exterior should be dynamic that you won’t realize you are looking at the same house. To change the exterior, you can use different windows, modify roof lines, and change exterior details. Don’t judge a home by its appearance. It’s the inside that really counts
How to draw good house plans in Kenya
If you’re considering extending or building a new home this guide can show you how to draw accurate, spacious and cost effective architectural house plans.
1. Start by choosing a ground floor plan.
A floor plan is a drawing that shows how a room/building is seen from above; usually show measurements/dimension lines of how long things are in real life.
In the example to the right, the back wall is 24 feet long in real life and the side wall is 30 feet long. Other dimension lines may show the length of windows, the distances from walls to windows, and so on.
They are drawn to scale where may be a centimeter can represent 10 feet and are drafted using pencil, ruler, protractor, a graph paper.
Transfer the dimensions onto paper using the scale ruler. Adjust the size and shape of the profile, but keep the area the same.
Once you’re happy with room shape, move onto the next room repeating the process.
2. Draw the elevation/block plan
A geometrical projection of a building, or other object, on a plane perpendicular to the horizon
Cut the floor profile’s out, add a small piece of drawing paper to each of them and then some develop design layouts
Rotate the plan so that it captures good views of the scenery.
Once your happy with the layout fix them in place and ensure they’re aligned neatly
3. Fixing the blocks and the floor plan
Attach a piece of tracing paper over block plan design.
With a sharp pencil and a ruler begin to draw along the edge of the room profiles.
Add wall depths, you could use nominal thicknesses. And check whether all the walls are perpendicular to each other.
4. Making openings
This is the time to start addind window and door openings tithe plan.
The best place to start is at the entrance. Create an opening for the front door make it about 1.0 meter wide (which I prefer) centered between the opposite walls.
To add a window opening, Select a room, and then draw a centre line between the internal walls.
Continue the line beyond the edge of the profile.
Offset a line either side of the centre line. Rub out the shading between the lines and this should leave you with a window opening.
Continue this for each room adding openings as and where they are required to provide access and a good flow between rooms inside the house.
5. Finishing touches
Importance of good house plans in Kenya
- It is flexible.
Being able to work with your dream house plan you have enough time to experience and love the plan since you can draw stairs, cabinets, furniture. If you decide to make your house have a different look then you can easily rearrange them at no additional costs. This gives you maximum flexibility over your own plan and design.
2 It is Cheaper.
Hiring expensive architects to make your drawings could be very costly, and sometimes it is very hard to explain just what you are looking for. But since you do have the knowledge on the house plans in Kenya you save money and time.
3. It is yours.
After it is all said and done, you will have the joy of knowing that you designed it. Starting out with learning how to draw house plans, you went on and will have the confidence and pride of knowing that it was your ideas that helped put your dream house together. It meets your specifications, will match your needs, and best of all – it is just for you and your family to enjoy.
Concluding remarks on house plans in kenya
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