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23rd Dec, 2008
Announcements, Blog

We hope 2009 brings you health, happiness & peace!

From all of us at Associated Designs - Rick, Debbie, Tim, Kelly & Jessica

17th Dec, 2008
Blog, New Home Plans

Garage Plan with Recreation Room 20-046

Garage Plan with Recreation Room 20-046

This Craftsman-style garage plan can house up to 4 cars. The second floor of this design is a recreation room. Both garage doors on this plan are 12' wide and 12'6" tall.

Modification services available on all plans.

9th Dec, 2008
Blog, New Home Plans

RV Garage with Recreation Room 20-042, Garage Plan

RV Garage w/Recreation Room 20-042

This Craftsman garage plan features three garage doors. Two doors are 10' wide and 10' tall, while the RV door is 12' wide and 12' tall. This garage can house up to 6 cars, or 1 RV and 4 cars. One the right side of the garage is a recreation room. There is also a hobby room and full bathroom.

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4th Dec, 2008
Blog, New Home Plans

Eagle Creek 30-725, Cape Cod House Plan

Eagle Creek 30-725

This Cape Cod-flavored country cottage house plan could be a vacation retreat or a year-round home. A wide window bay brightens and expands the great room, which is open to the vaulted sun room and dining area. A raised eating bar offers partial separation between the dining room and kitchen, which is also linked to a covered rear entry.

2nd Dec, 2008
Announcements, Articles, Blog

While we will miss the sentimental value of our good old blueprint machine, the fact is it was not very friendly when it came to the environment. The chemically treated paper was not recyclable and the ammonia based development process was smelly.

With the addition of a new large format digital printer we now print on paper that is 100% recyclable. We are even starting with recycled paper which uses 30% post consumer fiber, is SFI (sustainable forestry initiative) certified and is acid free. The new printer is also a copier and scanner, so if you need copies up to 36" wide and 500' long we can do that. We can also scan and create electronic files of your plans.

In addition to greening up our printing process we are working on switching to a digital plan development process, which will substantially reduce paper consumption within our office. Most of our clients now are reviewing the early preliminary plans via email. (It's still a good idea to review the final stages of the design development using large format, scaled prints.)

Also, a number of the companies that are involved in the plan development are joining the "paperless" process. Engineers, truss manufactures, lumber yards, and a ever expanding number of contractors and trades people are now receiving plans electronically.

We welcome any ideas as to how we can continue to work toward being the most environmentally friendly design firm we can be.

19th Nov, 2008
Blog, Constructed Home Plans

Mr. W. graciously took the time to send us more completed photos of the Ingraham 42-016 house plan. This design was constructed in Tennessee and won "Best Overall Home" in the 2006 Parade of Homes.

Ingraham Under Construction from Associated DesignsIngraham Entrance from Associated DesignsIngraham Front Elevation from Associated DesignsIngraham Dining Room from Associated Designs
Ingraham Office from Associated DesignsIngraham Guest Room from Associated DesignsIngraham Guest Bathroom from Associated DesignsIngraham Master Bedroom from Associated DesignsIngraham Master Bedroom from Associated DesignsIngraham Master Bath #2 from Associated DesignsIngraham Master Bath from Associated DesignsIngraham Kitchen #3 from Associated DesignsIngraham Kitchen from Associated DesignsIngraham Kitchen #2 from Associated DesignsIngraham Wetbar from Associated DesignsIngraham Sunroom from Associated DesignsIngraham Rear Elevation #2 from Associated DesignsIngraham Rear Elevation from Associated Designs

To view previous post on the Ingraham 42-016 house plan click here. To view other completed house plan photos click here.

Many thanks Mr. W!

12th Nov, 2008
Blog, New Home Plans

Garage Plan with Craftroom 20-049, Garage Plans

Garage with Craft Room 20-049

This Craftsman style garage plan can house up to two cars. Both of the doors are 10' wide and 8' tall. There is also a craft room on the second floor.

5th Nov, 2008
Blog, New Home Plans

Lakeside 10-551, European House Plan

Lakeside 10-551

Light spills into the vaulted entry of this classic European cottage home plan through sidelights and a transom. The vaulted family room flows into the nook, where it’s open to the kitchen across a long, multi-angled eating bar. Up front, a gas fireplace graces the vaulted living room. Upstairs, a railed balcony overlooks the family room and links bedrooms.

30th Oct, 2008
Blog, New Home Plans

Garage Plan #20-052, Garage Plan

5 Car Garage w/Guest Suite #20-052

This bungalow style garage plan can house up to 5 cars. The larger two car door is 16' wide and 8' tall, while the smaller door is 9' wide and 8' tall. This garage plan also has a guest apartment on the second floor. The guest apartment features a walk-in closet with full bathroom in the bedroom. As well as a fireplace in the great room that can be enjoyed from the kitchen and nook. There is also a utility room that is accessed through the kitchen.

23rd Oct, 2008
Announcements, Blog

We are very excited that our website has a fresh new look!

The new site is more user friendly with double the number of search criteria in the advance search, the ability to view side and rear elevations, and many more new features.

One unique new feature is our "Spin-Off Plans" button. This differs from the "Similar Plans" button in that it only shows the plans that are a revision of the plan you are viewing.

Newspaper publishers now have the ability to create a custom schedule based on plans they want to feature. A publication running a feature on cabins, for instance, can now get column materials for any available cabin design right online!

Since we have added more criteria to our search options, we are still feverishly entering the elevation views and additional data. If you happen across a plan that does not feature side or rear elevations, give us a quick call or email; we'll get it entered for you!

Check out our new website and let us know what you think. We'd love to hear your feedback! Post your comments here on our blog!

Visit the new site here: Associated Designs or click the AssociatedDesigns.com button on the side bar.

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