What are some design ideas for backyard guest house layouts?


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Since each person's budget, definition of "backyard guest house" and backyard size differ, Houseplans.com is a good place to start for anyone wishing to explore plans for detached guest quarters. This site offers people a chance to choose among plan prices, square footage and architectural style in planning their back yard guest house.

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By experimenting with square footage and architectural styles, a person can easily see a variety of layouts to match specifications. On the homepage of Houseplans, start by choosing how many bedrooms, how many bathrooms and how many stories are required. Those choices bring up a new page with a "Narrow by Features" section. Each choice narrows the design options, so start with the specification that matters most. Plans appear that meet the choices, and by clicking on a particular house, the floor plan, key specifications and a plan description follow.

Customers can also modify the plans. By clicking on the "Modify This Plan" or calling the toll-free telephone number, the company will supply a new drawing with an estimate for the improvements. To get an idea how much the standard design will cost, click on the "Get Cost to Build" report and use the Sample to determine a finished square foot price.

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