How to Design Small Home

Introduction: How to Design Small Home

About: Hi! I'm, as of 2019 a 13 year old who likes to play with ridiculous power tools. I also happen to be good with paper

In this tutorial you will hopefully learn how to create blueprints good enough to convey what you are trying to build to others who will help you build it. This doesn't have to be limited to a small home. The only reason this is small homes is because they are small, relatively easy to build and design. I tried to scale these designs but they aren't perfect. They do show the lengths. I am using a Boogie Board Blackboard to save paper. That is why the designs are black and greeny yellow. I do suggest buying one. It runs on watch battery's. Each one provides 10,000 erases and the boogie boards are relatively inexpensive. Anyway try to scale things to the best of your ability.

You will need:

6-8 pieces of paper

Flat surface

Ruler

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Step 1: The Outline

First to begin your design you need to make an outline to get a general feel of how big your house will be. It is best to be scaled so you don't accidentally make your bathroom 20 feet by 20 feet. That would be odd. So try your best to scale it.

Step 2: Filling In

Then you need to fill in the outline with rooms, shelves, doors, and anything else you can think of. (Be sure to include a bathroom. I forgot to add a bathroom to my design add had to add it digitally. That is what the off color lines in the picture are.

Step 3: Second Floor

You can have a second floor if you wish. Just draw the outline and fill it in. I have a loft on top of the master bedroom in my design. If you need any assistance just leave a comment. I will try to check every few days.

Step 4: Front and Back

Then you need to design the front, back, and sides of the building. My sides were not going to be fancy so I did not design them. Remember this is a simple design that isn't showing every nail and board and pipe. This is a preliminary design. For piping and electricity you will want an electrician and plumber to be safe.

Step 5: Finished

Remember to add A/C, Heater, and Water Heater and your finished! I hope you like this Instructable. Please leave a comment.

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    6 Discussions

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    KeithD2
    KeithD2

    1 year ago on Step 4

    You may want to check your roof-line measurements. You have 20 feet as the width of the gable end and 10 feet for each of the gable roof lines... that would be a flat roof!

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    robot1-01
    robot1-01

    Reply 1 year ago

    Good idea! You are saying that the roof would be flush against the walls on 2 sides right?

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    KeithD2
    KeithD2

    Reply 1 year ago

    In step 4 you show the side view of the house, and have 20 ft. listed as the width of the house. You then show along the roof lines 10 ft. If you are thinking that the roof lines are going to be 10 feet along the diagonal, you will have a flat roof.
    In the attached image, the green arrow points to your 20 ft dimension, the red arrows indicate the 10 ft dimensions, and the dashed orange line is also the 20 ft dimension (as I understand it). Unless the dimensions of the gable end roof lines (the red arrow dimensions) added together are larger than 20 ft, then you will have a flat roof.
    However, I now suspect that you might just be saying that the ridge is centered in the middle of that wall, and that the 10 ft dimensions are meant to indicate a horizontal distance and not the distance along the roof line.

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    robot1-01
    robot1-01

    Reply 1 year ago

    Gosh, I just realized. Thank you so much. If I get around to it I will modify it. It should be something like 15 ft. right?

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    robot1-01
    robot1-01

    Reply 1 year ago

    You are totally correct.

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    Uss53
    Uss53

    1 year ago

    Soooo cool!!