What is a floor plan?
Updated: Sep 4, 2019
Selling a property is considered an art form, so it’s only right that real estate agents are equipped with the very best tools in order to make that sale.
The floor plans were originally made available only for very opulent homes or new builds but today they are far more prevalent and even the humblest of dwellings have a detailed floor plan on the details.
But what is a floor plan?
Floor plans are scale drawings that show the relationship between rooms, spaces and physical features viewed from above. They provide a way to visualize how people will move through the space. Floor plans make it easier to check if the space is suitable for its intended purpose, work through any potential challenges and redesign before moving forward into more elaborate planning or building stages.
There are three elements to a floor plan that make it important. Firstly, measurements are included on a floor plan. Often poorly-drawn plans don’t have all the measurements or the measurements are included only in the written description and lack context. The floor plan is the right place for room dimensions so that buyers can easily determine the relative sizes.
Next, a floor plan should include a compass market in order for buyers to tell where the front of the house is located and which way the garden faces.
Finally, the third element entails the overall size of the property. This allows potential buyers to ascertain how much house they’re getting for their money. In some countries, properties are sold on the number of rooms they have and as a result, room sizes seem to be getting smaller.
It can be fun, too, to experiment with different design alternatives and circulation flows, which show how people move through the space.
There are plenty of books, blogs and magazines that can provide inspiration but always design for yourself and your needs first and foremost.
Once you’ve refined your ideas, you can browse through our house plans and find the one that’s right for you. Whether you want to make small tweaks or grand alterations, we can assist you in customizing your plans to exactly what you need.