I keep kicking ideas around in my head about how to set something up in the near future and can't come up with a solid set of plans to even begin. I don't know really where to begin. What I do know is that I have a want list for the floor plan and such. What I don't know is the rest or even what to do for the rest. That's where I hope you guys can give me some ideas.
I have room for about a 20 x 30 building. My design should allow for six to 10 runs also an office on the first level, half bath, and I want a loft above for storage.
What I don't know is how to make the kennels able to be hosed out each day and not destroy the structure. So should it be wooden building with a concrete floor, vapor barrier over the interior insulation and hardi-plank over that (I have heard it can be washed often). Or should it be a metal building with metal studs and essentially the same set up on the finish out. I have also thought about doing about a four foot concrete wall for each kennel, to protec the structure. But how much cost would that be? What about drainage, each kennel with its own drain or hose it to a center point? There is no way to tie into the city sewage from where this structure should be, so I would most likely have to have a small septic. I also am not sure about heating and electric, should I do window units or central air and heat for a more consistent cooling in the summer time. I don't really have any idea how to go about this or what kind of building to even consider looking into. Any help or suggestions or things I didn't think of please help me out. Cost is important, but it is best to figure up cost before I start really diving into this project.
I have ideas and wants, but just don't know how to find them on the internet to really put the ideas on paper.