Good Design Made Affordable
ADUdesigns.com delivers good design—affordably. Think of it as a curated collection. That’s valuable especially when professional design services are out of reach for many and the marketplace of design styles and ideas is overwhelming.
Our whole house thinking starts with floor plans emphasizing space efficiency, livable function and economy. Exterior designs avoid overwrought renditions of traditional styles and trendy contemporary clichés. Design attention extends 360 degrees around the house beyond curb facades. There are no “Manor” models with stone accents or period details. Inside there are no “Vaulted Great Rooms” or spaces not providing active use.
Designs combine simple, smart, plans with appealing exterior design. Living spaces are snug where they can be and spacious where you want them to be. Plans deliver open-plan living spaces, built–ins, efficient kitchen plans and space saving dining arrangements. Floor plans show furniture to give you a realistic idea of room function and size. Plentiful windows are placed for a/c saving cross ventilation. All combine to deliver comfortable living arrangements and features within modest square footage. Ceilings are part of the alternatives. Choose any height and style. Select flat, sloped or vaulted when suitably framed. Create dramatic, light filled, interior spaces with a skylight. Investigate sun funneling systems for low cost interior daylighting with or without complex framing. Each option will have its own cost benefit decision.
We’ve selected Craftsman for the traditional exterior design style. However, if you live in a region where Colonial, Georgian or Adobe is the primary style or there are design covenants, change is easy. With some exceptions, a house plan can “wear” different exterior architectural styles. We believe it’s a benefit to start with a superior floor plan with freedom to select your preferred (or in some cases required) architectural style. Our contemporary designs blend simple forms with environmental and energy conserving features. Understatement avoids date stamping a design.