Day 5: Make a Floor Plan

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Day 5: Wednesday, August 7
Assignment: Create a floor plan of your room with accurate measurement info

Today's task, while a little time consuming, will fulfill several purposes. One, it's easier to be objective about problems and issues in your room when you go through the process of simply reducing the space and items in it to a 2d plan - it gives you some emotional distance. Two, it will be helpful to have all your measurements recorded in one place. Three, it will come in handy when you are working on the flow of your room. Now that you are (hopefully!) convinced of its usefulness, lets get to it...

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Today's Assignment:

•  Create a floorplan of your room and add in accurate measurement info: This can be done in many ways, go with whichever method appeals to you most, from hand-drawn using graph paper to a sleek computer generated version. 

Two tutorials from our Archives:
How To Make a Digital Floorplan with SketchUp
How To Make a Pocket Sized Floorplan

And a few online programs:
Autodesk Homestyler
Doodle Home
Sweet Home 3D
MyDeco
Home Design 3D
Smart Draw
Floorplanner

Please share how you plan to make your floorplan in the comments - we'd love to learn about all the available options!

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