Glossary of Architecture and Construction Terms
Below you will find a glossary of common and not so common terms used in architecture and construction industry. We hope you will find this glossary resource helpful when viewing our home plans and browseing through our web site.
Walkout Basement - Walkout Basement home plans (also known as DaylightBasement home plans) take advantage of the unique qualities of the land and offer additional square footage on a lower level. Daylight Basement designs are particularly well-suited for lakefront houses, golf course homes, or mountain home designs. Daylight basement house plans also extend outdoor living opportunities, often creating ground-level covered porches and patios as well as porches or decks at the main level
Winders - Steps that wind around a corner or post, turning 90 degrees from the original direction and typically having several triangular shaped treads at the turn