Foundations vary widely depending on site conditions, personal preference, and local codes. There are many types including Piers, PWF (permanent wood foundation), ICF (insulated concrete forms), CMU (aka blocks), Poured Concrete, Pre-cast, Slab, and others. Your decision will include cost, scheduling, and availability.
Almost any home design can be supported on any kind of foundation. Foundations in northern climates usually have footings 3' to 4' below grade. Going 4' deeper may yield a useful basement, which may be finished into rec rooms, bedrooms, and more at less cost than similar space above grade. Using your information, Right Home offers to include the design of a foundation that meets your needs with the purchase of our designs; please contact us.
Traditionally, 20th century Arts & Crafts Bungalows did NOT have attached garages as automobiles were still coming of age. Early developments had ‘alleys’ to access the new home and place the ‘outbuilding.’ The evolution brought them closer to the home using a breezeway. After WW1, a drive off the street became common but the detached small garage and the breezeway continued.
While we are happy to design an attached garage, we include at no cost, a breezeway connected to the right sized garage. Using your information, Right Home offers to include the design of a garage that meets your needs with the purchase of our designs; please contact us.
While a preliminary site plan is not free, we are happy to provide a basic review of your site, which includes local zoning and code information. We will need any covenants or HOA info from you as well.
Most building departments require a site plan for a building permit. To develop an official site plan, other professionals may be required, such as a surveyor. If there is a financial institution involved, proof of water, sewage, and power are often required, and these often are described on a site plan. Right Home offers to propose the site plan with the purchase of our designs; please contact us.