Front stoop with full basement underneath


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Hello, My name is Brandon and I am new to the forum and trying to learn the in's and out's of Home Designer Pro 2019. 


I have drawn a stoop at the front entry of the home. I want a basement room under the front stoop. As you can see from the attachment, I have added a 6" concrete slab over the top of the foundation walls. Here are the issues with what I have drawn and can't seem to figure out how to fix. 


  1. There is about a 4" piece of stucco wall shown cutting through the 6" concrete slab where the front foundation wall supports the slab.
  2. On three of the walls surrounding the stoop, there is a 4" cutout of the stucco revealing the plywood behind the stucco. I was able to grab the wall assembly (camera view) on the right side of the front door and drag it down to cover the cutout section. I am not able to do that with the other two walls for some reason. The program will not allow me to drag them like I did the first.

Thank you in advance for any direction you might be able to give me.




Home Designer Professional 2019

Front Stoop.jpg

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I see you said Pro, but ...


Answers often depend on which title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using.


You can help everyone by adding this info to your signature (see mine for an example) by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left.


Doing so makes it always available, and keeps others from having to hunt for it.


And, turn on signature display too.






Resources for self help:


The built in Help System (always a good place to start)




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Experiment with making the stoop a defined room -- maybe a Utility room, and redefine the floor structure.


You should automatically get the basement space.


Posting your plan file will generally help others help you. Make sure Pro is closed before attaching the plan.

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