Ok, here we go, getting down to business. Today's assignment will take a little time but it DOES help move you forward in several areas. 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...
• Create a floorplan of your room and add in accurate measurement info: This can be done in many ways - just go with whichever method appeals to you most, from a simple sketch to carefully hand-drawn using graph paper to a computer generated version or maybe even one created by an iPhone app.
I love the simplest DIY format myself, but here are a bunch of options to choose from:
Home Design 3D
Two tutorials from our archives:
How To Make a Pocket Sized Floorplan
How To Make a Digital Floorplan with SketchUp
And a few online programs:
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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