Architects and Interior Designers all agree; good designs will always start with the floor layout! A House Floor Plan indicates the layout of the property, as viewed from above. Drawn to scale, a plan shows the location of walls, doors, and windows, as well as fixed and movable furniture such as kitchen cabinets, sofas, beds, and wardrobes. House plans with exteriors also indicate garden and courtyard spaces, outdoor sheds and swimming pools and so on.
What is the importance of creating a detailed floor plan? A floor plan shows the flow of spaces in a room, indicating the footprints of furniture and the remaining area that is available for circulation. It depicts accurately scaled down walls, positions of windows and doors, electrical and plumbing points, and the furniture layout.
There are two types of House Floor Plans: 2D Floor Plan and 3D Floor Plan. A 2D plan is a diagram, such as a blueprint or an AutoCAD Drawing that is ‘flat’ and does not show the depth or height of objects. A 3D Floor Plan shows the layout in 3D, that is including depths, heights, and perspective. Because of the added dimension, 3D plans make it very easy to understand the size and layout of spaces. Both 2D and 3D house floor plans are popularly used by real estate marketing agents and builders during property sales. 3D floor plans that are in full color can even show furnishings, textures, and finishing of surface materials to give potential buyers a very realistic depiction of the spaces.