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House Blue Prints and House Floor Plans: Definition

2 story House PlanEarly in the process of shopping for new home floor plans, people often confuse house blue prints with house floor plans. Both documents are critical to the home construction process, and it's important to understand the distinction between the two.

House blue prints are highly detailed, exact-scaled drawings that inform the work performed by the home builder and contractors. Because house blue prints are so detailed, they can be difficult to read to the untrained eye. While floor plans offer more aesthetic information a home, blue prints are critical to building a structurally sound home.

House floor plans are meant to be a simple representation of the general design and layout of the home. The floor plans help you visualize the look and feel of the home - where rooms will be situated, the dimensions of rooms, how many bedrooms and bathrooms the home contains, where appliances will be located, etc. Typically, those looking to build with residential home plans will select their home style based on floor plans, while leaving the interpretation of the detailed blue prints to the builder.

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Here at RDS, we've been in the residential home plans industry for over 20 years. Our considerable experience has helped us develop a vast collection of innovative residential home plans in a variety of sizes and styles. We've gone out of our way to ensure that all of our blue prints have been given those extra special touches that make each home appealing, practical and affordable for our customers. That means keeping current on the latest trends in architectural design and style for residential structures - something we're more than happy to do! At the end of the day, the proof is in the plans, and we think you'll see it. Happy Browsing!