Printable Building Plan Outline
Decide what to do first, second, third, etc...
Start by listing the large jobs. Work down room-by-room to the smaller jobs.
Research the structures you like
Verify your chosen
miniature scale -- remember to be consistent throughout
Design your house
-- decide whether to go it alone making
construction outline, or purchase and work with
design online, or buy a
Cut out your pattern or put together kit
Choose appropriate overall theme
Work on each place as a separate unit until finished with each
Make detailed lists of needed items per area
- All this planning is where your printable building plan
comes in handy. You can print it off so you really know
where you are in your construction progress.
Take action and begin.
- Start gathering tools and construction materials.
- Your Tools
A beginners list of tools used
with this printable building plan can be found here. As always this is not an
exhaustive list and if you find something that works well for you continue with what you know.
- Plywood in various widths
- Specialty wood for detailed areas
- Special items such as miniature hinges, fasteners and such
- Anything else you think you need prior to starting.
List good books and websites to aid in helping along the way.
Decide on colors just like for a real house.
Obtaining an artists color wheel may aid in visualizing what colors
go well together. It may also keep you focused on choosing colors
for your particular theme.
Choose a furniture design or designer
as you work through your printable building plan.
This is where your own tastes and preferences come into play.
Remember your choices make your doll's home
individual and unique to you. So never throw away your own creative bend.
This is your miniature mansion after all.
- What will each room contain? Depending of course on the area.
- For the livingroom
- chairs in whatever style
- coffee table
- entertainment system
- display stands
- For the kitchen
- kitchen table
- center island
- dish washer
- For the Dining Area
- dining table
- buffet for good dishes
- For the Bedrooms
- cosmetic table
- bed table
- For the Bathrooms
- bathtub or shower or both
- For the Laundry Room
- For the Study
- filing cabinet
- For the Recreation Area
- exercise treadmill
- Choose how much detail to include (e.g. will there be paintings on the walls? etc.)
- hangers in closets
- handcrafted items
- stuffed animals
Draw up a budget for big and small projects.
Assign yourself a budget for your structure and commit to staying
within it. Your hobby can be as
inexpensive or expensive as you make it. So stay within your comfort zone for spending and you will come out
a winner for sure.
If need be, do every area separately. If you are one who is desiring to do it all, it helps to see smaller
pieces than enormous ones. Setting up your pricing format by room will help take your mind off the over all
Then decide on doing each area over a period of time. In this way
your efforts will not seem so, all consuming and even be,
ever-changing and always entertaining. This will enable you to be
always working in different areas. Never bored with your
Decide on who to assign projects to.
Is there a special child or grandchild around who would love to help you? Let them if possible. It will be fun for you and
them. Make them a gofer or other job helper. Make their position important to you.
Above all think of this as your own tiny mansion. You're going to
love the process as you advance in this printable building plan.
Enjoyment is the best benefit of miniature creation. So never start without your share of it onboard. It will make the outcome
that much sweeter.