Understand Your Site

By Jamie Roche, Originally Published in Houseplans.com

the importance of siting

Getting the House You Want

Think about your site and the best way to place your house to enhance indoor spaces and define outdoor spaces. Siting is one of the most influential decisions on a project. It affects the ‘ins and outs’ of your house….

It defines everything from where and how the sun and wind enters your home, to the views that you look out to (for example, you may want to face your big picture window towards the lake instead of your neighbors). If you have the time, visit the site at all times of day and in various weather. Dark and windy spots can be an unhappy surprise once the house is built.

07/13/2013