2018 Tesla Model 3 Exterior Design and Dimensions Review

Car and Driver

For all of its futuristic ambitions, the Model 3 is a relatively conventional-looking four-door sedan. It incorporates many design elements from the more expensive Model S, making it immediately recognizable as a Tesla, but it’s significantly taller and less sporty looking than its low-slung, sleek-sedan sibling. Also, of some concern were the large and inconsistent panel gaps present on our test car, which raise questions about the car’s assembly quality.

Exterior Dimensions

Most other EVs on the market are small hatchbacks, but the Model 3 is sized much more like compact luxury sedans such as the BMW 3-series and the Audi A4.

Car and Driver

Exterior Measurement Comparisons



Exterior Features

Tesla is currently offering Model 3 customers a choice of two wheel designs—either the 18-inch Aero wheels pictured here or optional 19-inch Sport wheels for $1500—and six exterior colors, all of which cost $1000 extra except for

Read More

Best Living Room Lighting Design Ideas & Tips – How to Light a Living Room

We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission.

Here at Apartment Therapy we’re big fans of considered lighting, and the way doing it right can completely change the look and feel of a space. It’s particularly important in the living room, where we often spend quite a bit of time. However it’s a tricky space to strike the right lighting balance, thanks to the many different functions the living room serves. Read on for some tips:

The first step when lighting any room is to ask yourself: what happens here? Different activities require different types and levels of light. A well-lit living room will have three different types of lighting: general, task and accent. These are used at different times of day and for different purposes, and key to a functional lighting scheme it to know how and when to mix

Read More

Farmhouse Plan with Upstairs Family Room – 6522RF | Architectural Designs

Farmhouse Plan with Upstairs Family Room

  • 2,645

    Heated s.f.

  • 3 – 4

    Beds

  • 3

    Baths

  • 2

    Floors

  • 2

    Car garage

Buy This Plan


  • Study Set – Printed

    $635

  • 5 Sets

    $675

  • 8 Sets

    $735

  • Reproducible Set

    $850

  • PDF – Single-Build

    $850

  • CAD – Single-Build

    $1,345
  • View all purchase option online

About This Plan

  • Victorian detailing adds panache to the exterior of this two-story home, and two wide covered porches extend the living space in almost any season. Containing a family room and a computer room in addition to two bedrooms and a bath, the second floor is a true children’s haven.
  • Nine-foot ceilings are found throughout most of the first floor, with a 10-foot tray ceiling in the master bedroom. The master bedroom enjoys direct entry to both the front and rear porches. The spiffy master bath contains a walk-in closet, a corner whirlpool tub, a separate shower and two
Read More

American Design Drafting Association


ADDA’s Mission….
“A PROFESSIONAL VISION FOR A NEW DECADE.”


We have now entered into a new decade that is promising for great changes in our profession.  Over the last two decades we have seen a transition from the beginnings of working drawing being created only be electronic methods to drawings that are now the mainstream of completed drawings and documentation.  We now can create a drawing that can go directly from the computer to the manufacturer.  A construction drawing now contains all the specifications and product documentation.  We can create an interactive object that can be visualized, turned, flipped and rotated.   A building that can be entered and walk from room to room.   Watch the manufacturing process on computer created drawings.  What a change we have seen and it makes me wonder what the future hold over the next decade.


For over seventy years ADDA has

Read More

Modern Restaurant Interior and Exterior Design Ideas |

Do you like going to restaurants where interior design is fascinating? Personally, I adore visiting honored restaurant with my wide. We enjoy having meals, talking about our ordinary lives and enjoying the pleasant atmosphere and interesting designer solutions in the place which we have chosen for our dinner.

Well, I believe that there are two types of restaurants. The can be be distinguished not only by the time of they day they are visited but also by the type of food they serve. I think that restaurants that are visited during the day are more like fast food and quick snack ones, while those preferred for evening visit can offer a wide range of meals and drinks which suppose a longer stay and more comfortable atmosphere.

Today, I am going to write about the second type. As I have already said, I not only prefer them, I adore them! But

Read More

5 Ways to Learn Web Design

About This Article

Article SummaryX

If you want to learn web design, there are a ton of tools and resources to help you get started. Web design can be a little complicated, so take some college classes or do an online course to learn the basics. Start with HTML, which is one of the most common languages used to format websites. Try downloading some website templates to experiment with and learn how HTML works. Once you’re comfortable with HTML, move onto CSS, which is a popular style sheet language that lets you apply different style and design elements to a website. After you’ve mastered HTML and CSS, consider learning more

Read More

It’s EASY to Arrange Furniture in a Square Living Room, some Ideas that will Inspire You

Arranging furniture in a 16x16 foot square Living Room

Arranging furniture in a 16×16 foot square Living Room

The topic of arranging furniture has been a subject a lot of my readers have been interested in. Recently someone inquired about arranging furniture in a square living room. Their inquiry brought about this post, I hope you find it inspiring.

When I first started thinking about a square living room, I had to come up with a room size. I thought a 16×16 foot room did not seem too out of the ordinary, and a person with a 16×18 foot living room, or longer could take my ideas and modify them to fit their space.

To see what a 16×16 foot space looked like, I took four pieces of computer printer paper and taped them together to form a 16×16 inch square (one square inch equals one square foot). After that I marked off one inch intervals, horizontally and vertically

Read More

18 Predictions for 2020 Exterior Home Design | Blog

We’ve come up with 18 predictions for 2020 exterior home design. That said, as 2020 is quickly approaching it’s important to be aware of what’s coming down the pipeline and how you can achieve the latest look.  Many clients are asking for updates and we want to be sure we make the best decisions for each home exterior. We’ve sent our best brick&batten designers on the hunt to discover what you should be focused on in your 2020 house design.  Fast forward to spring, what will we be noticing in home exteriors?


18 Predictions for 2020 Home Design:

No. 1//

Mid-Century Modern Homes

Homes are moving to a more simplistic design.  Out with the McMansions and in with the mid-century modern type structures.  Big open windows and lean toward nature.

Mid-Century WIndows and water feature
mid century modern
mid century modern design
mid century modern design

No. 2//  

Ranch Styles with Front Porch Space

Because of the move toward simplicity, we are noticing more of a

Read More

Contemporary Exterior Design Ideas, Inspiration & Images

Read More

12 Top Trends in Basement Design for 2020 | Home Remodeling Contractors

[Plus a Bonus8].

Trend #3. Enclosed Theater Rooms vs. Open TV Spaces

Top Trends in Basement Design - Sebring Services

When it comes to designing a basement media room, homeowners have two options; an enclosed theater room or an open TV space. A theater room is generally for the real enthusiast.  They want all the adornments that would enhance the experience: enclosed walls, plush reclining seats, a projection screen, surround sound, LED floor lighting and maybe even a popcorn machine.  An open TV space is more casual and much more cost effective to set up. It actually feels more like a living room because it resembles a typical living room with media equipment added.

The traditional theater room has been the dream for most homeowners. But considering the cost and stress of setting one up and the increasing appeal of open concept design, 2019 will see more homeowners opting for open TV spaces.

They could even be integrated

Read More