Focus on a Floor Plan

Focus on a Floor Plan

Janel Laban
Oct 17, 2014
(Image credit: Lauren Hufnagl)

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...

Today's Assignment:

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:

Magic Plan
Room Scan
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:
Autodesk Homestyler
Room Styler
Smart Draw

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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