“Form follows function.” ~Louis Sullivan
~Schematic Floor Plan- Scale drawing of a floor plan over which planners can move scale models of the equipment, machines, or other elements to determine their most effective placement.
~Open Floor plan- several areas that are open to one another without walls or with only partial walls or dividers
~Closed Floor Plan- is one in which most or all of the rooms are units that are opened to others only by a door, when the door is shut, the room is completely enclosed.
~Disadvantages of new construction- Higher cost, longer time frame, need to over-seek instruction
~Remodeling advantages- relocation avoided, can be in stages, cost may be fewer features can be kept.
~Remodeling disadvantages-Living with mess, presence of subcontractors, surprises
~Requirements for exterior doors- 36”
~Square Footage – Economics- $100 per square foot, given the same amount of linear feet a square has more sq. ft. than a rectangle.
~Sheetrock- A plasterboard made of gypsum layered between sheets of heavy paper. 10x4 or 8x4 depending on the space
~Bubble Plan- Placement of zones on paper according to function
~Clearance Requirement in Barrier-Free Bathroom-
-18” between middle of toilet and wall
-42” minimum for grab bar (side)
-36” minimum for grab bar (behind)
~Clearance Requirements in Bedroom-
-traffic patterns 3’
-minimal clearance for traffic 1’-6”
~Work Zones in the Kitchen-
~Advantages of a single wall kitchen- good for efficiency spaces
~Disadvantages of a single wall kitchen- inefficient work triangle
~Clearance requirements in kitchen-
-30” cabinet clearance above the sink
-18” of standing space for dishwasher
-cooking unit should be at least 12” from a window
-Built in wall ovens are best positioned so that the opened