If you are renovating or decorating your home, then you’ll need an accurate estimate of how much space you have available. A floor plan will tell you exactly how much space you have in the room so that you can plan ahead. You’ll save. yourself. A lot of trouble if you use the following tips when creating a floor plan. Take exact measurements and think before you act. Using these tips will help you get it right the first time around.
Tip#1 When you measure your floor
Lay your tape and measure the room’s dimension, especially the walls where you plan on putting up lots of furnitures. It would be a mistake to assume that your- walls -are- parallel so measure the opposite walls as well.
Tip#2 Before you consider placing your furniture
Note the positions of your windowsills and electrical outlets as well as thermostats, vents, light switches, etc.
Tip#3 When you place a table or a seating area
The view the user would have and whether or not that is appealing.If not then you have to look for the angle where the viewer or the user will be comfortable with.
Tip #4 If you are designing an office
Make sure your desk is not placed in such a way that your back is towards the door. Many would find it offensive to enter a room to someone’s back, and it would look awkward. The other. design- decisions .will flow from this.
Tip#5 When placing computers
Avoid having them face the windows directly. This will place the monitor in direct contact with sunlight creating glare.
Tip#6 Keep some space
In front for filing cabinets so that when you pull open the drawers, they will fully extend. If someone accesses them from the front, then you will need an additional 18 inches to accommodate the person.
Tip# 7 Keep a lot of working space for desks and cubicles.
The distance from the table to the- nearest wall should be around 60 inches to make the space roomier.
Tip# 8 Do not line up all your furniture along with a wall
It would look better by breaking up spaces and placing furniture out and about the room. If you set rugs and sofas at angles, then the room will feel less rigid.
Tip# 9 If you like to get a different idea
The length of a walkway before moving in your furniture, then put in a tape line to see how it would feel in different dimensions.