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Ranger Homes Inc
That's a good question @risris! The other major considerations for cost are roofing (based on slope) and insulation/venting. The author has done a great job of addressing both these items. Designing for a conventional shingled roof (4:12 or steeper) with sufficient depth in the structure for batt or blown-in insulation and a vented air space above gives a very economical design and construction (identical or lower cost than a gable). The cost would only increase if the slope decreases - necessitating a low or flat-roofing application, or if the joists are very shallow - thus requiring rigid or spray-foam insulation.

As an Engineer, designer and contractor, we love the shed roof for simplicity, versatility, durability and architectural longevity.
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hahamoley
Nice looking structures!

I have a house with five shed roofs - all low slope and metal clad. It looks somewhat like the last picture in form. Our problem has been how to properly ventilate the two sheds that join the taller structure. We'll be replacing one roof this spring because of spongy wood caused by moisture built-up.
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carolbrandywine
I'm having Miami Vice flashbacks.
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BluePrince Architectural
I remember when I was a child, and I was walking with my mother and brother past a turquoise car. It started a friendly argument between them, on whether the car was blue or green. A silly, but pleasent memory...

Anyway, as far as design goes, I like turquoise, particularly in small doses. It doesn't take much to be a standout. I really like the combination of turquoise and black in the third picture.
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soufyaan
Wonderfull n impressive
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thatnameistaken
Regarding the atrium; one can't always afford to strip it down to the unspoiled, virgin beginnings and start over. If they needed indoor space, it was a better decision to move ahead and refine what was there into updated, usable space. The finished product makes use of the kitchen/living/dining space nicely.

I do think all-white interiors always come off as unfinished and unimaginative, though. My only criticism would be that the ceiling would have been nice left in it's natural wood finish. I think it would have added a subtle contrast to the white everywhere else.
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Meep Meeps
Yep, it's adorable!
I like the cute kitchen tiles with the pineapple plaque.
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carolbrandywine
It is odd how many people consider this house to be little or too small. What strange standards we have begun to adopt when each child requires their own bedroom and a spacious open living room, dining, and kitchen area are not enough, not to mention that huge back porch.
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