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  1. mgsturgeon

    Living Area Label

    That's an interesting layout, I'll have to try that out for sure! I have an option like this I was mulling over. making the half bath a laundry room and modifying the entrance to include a bathroom. I really enjoy this stage of the design, it's like trying to put a jigsaw puzzle together in the most efficient way possible.
  2. mgsturgeon

    Living Area Label

    Yeah haha, it’s a work in progress
  3. mgsturgeon

    Living Area Label

    Thanks Keith & David! that worked perfectly. I didn't even know what that feature was. There's so much to this program I'm still discovering
  4. mgsturgeon

    Living Area Label

    Does anybody know how to get the label showing the total living area for what floor you're viewing to appear? At some point along the chaos of putting this home design together I must have deleted the label on the 1st floor and can't seem to find out how to get it back. It's certainly not crucial and a minor inconvenience at best, but it's bugging me that I can't find out how to get it back, or toggle between it showing or not showing. I've attached images of what I'm talking about. Thanks!
  5. mgsturgeon

    Solutions for porch roof

    Wow! Thanks Eric. I have so many questions and so much work to do to understand this. Like getting the edges of the eyebrows to connect properly to the corner of the roof, manually creating a dormer, how you got the siding to not show up in the ortho view and of course getting that porch roof to wrap around the dormer like that. I'm going to take my versions and compare it with yours and see if I can recreate it. It'll be a good learning experience for sure!
  6. mgsturgeon

    Solutions for porch roof

    I'm going to play around with setting that dormer back and see how far it needs to go to get a 3 pitch to line up with the eyebrow that runs across the gable end. (not 100% sure if an eyebrow is the correct term for that)
  7. mgsturgeon

    Solutions for porch roof

    Thanks Jo_Ann, I'm going to try and see if I can replicate the porch roof as you have it. I'm still kind of new to HD Pro. As for the pergola, that's an interesting idea to consider and would certainly be easier on the construction side. I'll have to show that to my spouse and see what she thinks. She's the more aesthetic oriented of us while I tend to be more utilitarian.
  8. mgsturgeon

    Solutions for porch roof

    Thanks Solver, I took everything out of the two versions of the plan except for the exterior and attached them here. Thinking about it some more, the dormer that I have over the garage may be limiting me on how the steep roof would tie into the lower slope porch roof. I'm not sure. I've had a hard time finding a good example of how this area is detailed in this situation. And maybe that's because a situation like this is usually avoided. flat porch roof.plan sloped porch roof.plan
  9. mgsturgeon

    Solutions for porch roof

    I'm designing a One and a Half story home with an attached garage and a porch leading up to the front door. I'm trying to figure out the best approach to the roof at the porch. The inside corner of the porch meets at the main roofs valley. I'm having a little trouble coming up with an idea of how this should be detailed. My first thought was to make it a flat roof to make it more simple, but that could cause problems (I live in Maine, so snow and ice are a big pain for roofs around here). My second idea was to have the 10:12 pitch at the short end of the porch meet a 3:12 pitch of the larger section of the porch roof. I think this is a better detail for shedding water/ice, but by doing this it drops the eave of the porch roof down quite a bit and, in my opinion, detracts from the aesthetics. Any thoughts/comments/advice on this detail would be appreciated. I'm somewhat new to Home Designer so I'm figuring a lot of this out as I go. I was going to attach the full files for the plans but they were way too big, so I attached PDF images. If there's a better way to attach a different file to make this easier let me know. Thanks! Sturgeon Home VII - flat porch roof.pdf Sturgeon Home VII - sloped porch roof.pdf