Here's a FREE, full color guide for your Home Plan, whether by DIY or hiring help.
This image-packed glossary introduces the equipment, tools, tips, techniques, structural components, and design elements involved in architecture, interiors, and landscape design.
Dream up your own ideas from this carefully curated collection of images with concise, instructional definitions.
Arm yourself with basic knowledge of architecture, construction, tools, terms, tips, and techniques, to achieve your optimal Home Plan.
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SHORT CIRCUIT: A situation that occurs when hot wires touch neutral wires. Fuses and circuit breakers provide protection against the fires that a short circuit can cause. That's why every Home Plan should include a fuse box and circuit breakers.
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SHOTGUN HOUSE: An architectural style in which the rooms of a home are arranged in a straight line, one behind the other, tandem style.
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SHUTTER: A decorative wood bordering on the sides of an exterior window. Shutters were originally designed to keep out the elements before glass window panes were invented.
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SHUTOFF VALVE: A mechanical device used for stopping the flow of electricity.
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SICILIAN BAROQUE: A style of architecture that fell into fashion following the 1693 earthquake on the island of Sicily.
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SIDELIGHT: A glassed vertical paneling installed adjacent to an exterior door.
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SIDE SEWER: See Sewer Lateral.
SIDING: The finished exterior covering of the outside walls of a building.
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SILICON CARBIDE: A colorful mineral ore that can be ground up and used as an abrasive agent (sandpaper).
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SILL: 1) A horizontal wood beam bolted to the foundation wall to support the floor joists. 2) The horizontal piece at the lower edge of a window frame.
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SILLCOCK: An outdoor water faucet that is attached to a building's exterior wall. Also see Hose Bibb.
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SILL PLATE: A horizontal structural component at the bottom of an exterior wall frame. Also known as a Mud Sill.
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SILL SEAL: A foam insulation or filler installed between the foundation wall and the sill plate.
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SILO: A large, cylindrical metal container designed for holding large quantities of grain. Yet, some unique home plan ideas involve converting silos into interesting living spaces.
Shown below, grain silo art. Further below, a grain silo home.
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SINGLE HUNG WINDOW: A window with only one vertically sliding sash.
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SINK: A basin, usually with an attached water faucet and a drain. Almost every home plan features at least two sinks.
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SINK WRENCH: A type of wrench specially designed to fix the areas around basins and sinks. Also known as a basin wrench.
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SILVER: A soft, lustrous metal known for its bright shine and high conductivity. Often used in the manufacture coins, jewelry, and electronic devices.
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SITTING ROOM: An interior space used as a meeting place for small groups.
Every Family Home Plan should include a sitting room. Where no sitting room is available, a living room will do.
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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT American Architecture and Home Plan Design