By Emily Black
“Unofficially, I started drawing house plans on graph paper when I was 10 years old, and I knew that designing was something I wanted to pursue as a profession. Officially, I started designing in 2005, when I began working for and training with a local designer in my hometown of Memphis, TN. In 2010, I began doing freelance residential design while also pursuing a career in another field. I founded Ideal House Plans, LLC in 2017 and am currently working on growing the business.
“I’ve been a Chief Architect customer since May 2018. Earlier in the year, I knew that I would need quality 3D renderings to post on the new website, so I began my search for the right software to use. I downloaded several trial versions of various software to determine what would work best for me. In the end, I chose Chief Architect because of its realistic appearance, reasonable price, and user-friendliness.”
By Adrean Stephenson
Taunton Press’s Fine Homebuilding Magazine has been the gold standard reference, covering quality home design and construction for over 30 years. I remember as a youngster sifting through the stacks of my dad’s coveted back issues, soaking up the details and anticipating the next “Great Moments in Building History” featured on the last page. It wasn’t long after I purchased my first fixer upper that I started an archive library of my own. Continue reading…