To give my personal space a new feel when I was a child, I used to lock myself in my bedroom and rearrange all of my furniture in odd ways. My parents didn’t know how I moved my cedar chest and four-poster bed around my room, but thank goodness they didn’t stop me. Since then, my fixation with space organization has only become worse! I now have the luxury of rearranging paper furnishings before engaging in manual labor. Before making any design decisions, space planning is made simpler with a straightforward floor plan to help you make the most of your room’s potential.
Before purchasing furniture to fill a room, I always draw out a floor plan and arrange the furniture on paper. I’ve also never been dissatisfied with how things fit in our house due to my meticulous planning. You may easily make a floor plan for your house without ever having attended design school and without using any specialized computer tools. See for yourself how easy it is to organize your environment!
Measuring your area is the first step in constructing a floor plan. To achieve precise measures over wide areas, it helps to have a helping hand holding the tape measure. Before taking the precise measurements, I normally rough sketch the area, including doors and fenestration. I then record the feet and inches on my hastily sketched floor layout as I continue to measure.
With the use of 1/4″ graph paper, convert your thoughts into a scaled floor plan. Interior designs are typically designed at a quarter-inch scale, which implies that one foot in real life is equal to the one-quarter inch on paper. You can create a quarter-scale floor plan simply by following the boxes on the graph paper; a t-square, triangle, or architect’s scale is not required, and AutoCAD is not necessary either. On graph paper, each box represents one foot. Therefore, a box is divided in half to equal six inches, and three inches. You see what I mean!
Utilizing the grid’s lines to draw your walls, count out the boxes in accordance with your specifications. Remember that interior walls are typically 5′′ thick, so take that into consideration while making your plan.