In general, a floor plan is a diagram offering scaled insight on how a room/building is viewed from above. It can be customised to show a room, a floor, or an entire building depending on what’s required. The floor plan will also include additional details such as furniture, appliances, measurements, and anything else necessary for the plan to be organised. These floor plans can be used for multiple purposes including setting up wiring systems, furniture, or simply seeing how the property looks. It can become a valuable part of being a successful real estate agent or leasing company owner because it clarifies what the property offers.
Benefits of Floor Plan Designs
Floor plan designs are a critical component of constructing a home. In most cases, the floor plan is going to act as a way to offer value to the space and illustrate how it flows from area to area. This can make it easier to resell on the open market.
What are key parts of a good floor plan?
It has to start with ensuring the room is versatile or flexible. This means it should work for numerous requirements whether it is going to be a lounging area or a child’s nursery. This is critical while selling a property to a new buyer.
2) Proper Layout
This means a bedroom should never look like it is a simple entertainment spot. While bathrooms shouldn’t be directed towards entertainment spots where one would sit like the living room. You also want to look at the kitchen and where it is located with regards to the living room. This makes it easier for you to interact with guests while they are sitting in these rooms or if your children are playing in the family room.
To design a floor plan, you have to think about the sizing. You want to understand how many people are going to be housed in a particular room. Will they be able to sit? Will they be able to move around freely? Will they be able to put furniture down without cutting off space?
4) Suits Lifestyle
The flow of a property is going to stem from its floor plan. It has to be able to entertain as that is going to ensure it works well from top to bottom. For those who are going to be working from home, it becomes critical to have a proper office that has light coming in. It should also be a spot that is peaceful. Another example would be someone who does regular laundry and wants it to be as close to their main room as possible instead of having to go down three set of stairs.
Balance is important because there are multiple factors at play such as the heating, cleaning, safety of the kids, and even utility bills. All of these details play a role.
Floor plans are also essential when it comes to illustrating what the space has to offer. Buyers need to get a gist of what they are getting as soon as they see the plan. Research has shown real estate buyers pay attention to the floor plans and do deem it as an important part of their research and decision-making. In fact, buyers state they want a proper floor plan more than a set of images or a detailed description. The same goes for sellers who are looking to hire a real estate agent. They want someone that is able to offer a floor plan.
7) Click-Through Rate
According to studies done online, real estate agents that use floor plans see an uptick in click-throughs to the listing or website. It can rise up to 52% compared to sites without floor plans. This is why floor plans are also important when it comes to speaking with contractors for remodelling projects. It opens up everything.
Drawing Floor Plan
1) Choose Area
What area will be drawn? Is it already made? Is it a room/floor/entire building? If it doesn’t exist, you will want to brainstorm as much as possible. You will want to know how big it will be too.
2) Cite Measurements
If the structure is present, this will be easier as you simply have to measure everything (doors/walls/furniture). If it is a new area, you will need to focus on the land itself. You will want to compare buildings in the area too.
3) Draw Walls
The walls are key and can help scale the floor plan.
4) Draw Architectural Features
Start to add in the rest of the floor plan with things such as appliances, windows, and doors.