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Hi I’m Meg.  Welcome to House Plans Helper (or HPH for short).

There are lots of sites out there to help you with the interior décor of your home.  I bet you’ve spent more than an hour or two browsing through all those beautiful pictures.

But what about the bones of your home – the floor plan, the lighting design, the window placement etc?  Get these wrong and no amount of decoration can put it right.

Building, renovating or buying a home is a big deal.  You'll be investing your time, effort and hard earned money into your new home so make sure your home design is just right for you.

House Plans Helper is here to help you get your home design right.

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Popular pages on House Plans Helper...

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Go to floor plan symbols

A great starting point is to get your free floor plan symbols and free blueprint symbols

Go to floor plan software

Which free floor plan software application will be best for you?  I've reviewed a bunch of them.

Go to room design

Refine your room design.

Go to lighting design ideas

Let there be lighting design ideas!

More on House Plans Helper

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    Learn how to read house plans - site plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, mechanical & electrical etc

  2. Window Design

    Have you thought about your window design? There's more to it than you might think.

  3. Architectural design brief

    Now it's time to write our architectural design brief - get the inside scoop on what we asked our architect to design.

  4. Countertop Designs

    Countertop designs for all the countertops in your home, in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry...

  5. Kitchen Island Designs

    Kitchen Island Designs - Deconstructed. Find out about the different elements of kitchen island design.

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