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MidWest Plan Service
A Foundation of Knowledge
Guidelines for Building or Remodeling Your Home
2006, MidWest Plan ServiceAll rights reserved.This book may not be reproduced, in whole or inpart, including illustrations, in any form withoutpermission from the publishers.Designed by Kathy J. WalkerMidWest Plan Service122 Davidson HallIowa State UniversityAmes, Iowa 50011-3080For additional copies of this publicationand a free catalog of other agriculturalpublications,call 1-800-562-3618orvisit our website at: www.mwpshq.orgISBN: 0-89373-101-3Library of CongressThe last number is the print number:9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
 MWPS would like to thank the following people for providing support to this project:
Diane Huntrods, Editor, Ames, IowaJohn Moore, Editor, Ames, IowaLetitia Wetterauer, Illustrator, Alpine, TexasSteve Theis, Rottlund Homes of Iowa, Inc.West Des Moines, Iowa 50266Brian Stauffer, PhotographerUniversity of Illinois, College of ACESUrbana, IL 61801
 MWPS would like to recognize the following externalreviewers for providing support to this project:
Kathleen Parrott, PhD, CKEProfessor, Housing, Virginia TechVictoria Brinn Feinberg, PhD, IIDA, CIDProfessor, Family & Consumer SciencesCalifornia State University - Northridge
 MWPS would like to acknowlege the following for  financial support for graphic development and reviewof this book:
USDA Cooperative State Research, Educationand Extension Service, (CSREES)(http://www.csrees.usda.gov) through the HealthyHomes program.
. . . And Justice for All.
MidWest Plan Service does not discriminate on thebasis of race, color, age, religion, national origin,sexual orientation, sex, marital status, disability,or status as a U.S. Vietnam Era Veteran. Anypersons having inquiries concerning this maycontact the Director of Equal Opportunity anddiversity, 515-294-7612.
About the Authors,v1Creating a Resident-friendlyHome,3
The Resident-friendly Home, 3Book Organization, 5Resources, 5
2Working with Professionals,7
 David Kammel, University of Wisconsin
Types of Professionals, 7Selecting a Contractor, 9Your Relationships with ConstructionProfessionals, 10Considerations During Construction, 11Resources, 12
3Designing a Home,13
 Mary H. Yearns, Iowa State University Joseph L. Wysocki, USDA/CREES, Washington, D.C.
Identifying Activities and Interests, 13Need for Public and Private Spaces, 14Floor Planning Symbols, 15Traffic Patterns and Room Relationships, 16Universal Design, 18Adaptable Design, 20Resources, 22
4Selecting a Location or aBuilding Site,23
 Rich Seifert, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
General Considerations for Site Selection, 23Community Resources, 25Physical Considerations for Site Selection, 26Special Considerations for Rural Sites, 31Snow Removal,34Resources, 34
5Social Areas,35
 Linda Reece-Adler, University of Kentucky Bill Koenig, MWPS
Design Concepts, 35General Planning Considerations, 37Conversation Areas, 37Specific Activity Areas, 38Dining Areas, 40Outside Living Areas, 43Other Considerations, 43Resources, 47
Wanda Olson, Becky Yust, and Marilou Cheple,University of Minnesota
Location, 49Needs, 50Work Centers, 50Other Considerations, 57Resources, 62
Sarah Kirby, North Carolina State University
General Planning Considerations, 63Location, 63Bathroom Size, 64Fixtures, 67Environmental Control, 72General Safety Concerns, 73Resources, 75
 Marilyn Bode, Iowa State University
Number of Bedrooms, 77Location, 77Main Bedroom, 78Space Needs, 80Doors and Windows, 81

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