How to draw a floor plan

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It’s simple, and at the same time it’s not easy. One could say that one must take courses in architecture. Indeed, we can do that. But it is not necessary at all.

If you want to build a small wall around your house, do you have to study for several years to be a mason? If you want to make a small flower garden, do you have to study to be a landscaper? If you want to repair your sink, should you study to be a plumber?

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To all these questions, the answer is obviously no.

In fact, to draw a floor plan, it is not very difficult. If you use the online house plan software on this website, you will see that in just a few minutes you will have made your first house plan. And there will be all that is needed to make this plan:

  • Walls
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Furniture

You can indicate the name of each room, give them the color you want, indicate the measures, and many other things.

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Of course, if you want to build a much larger building, such as a school, a nursery, an administrative building, an industrial building, then you will have to respect many standards because it is necessary to respect the rules, in particular of safety. But even in this case, you will need to make several plans before entrusting the project to an architect who will ask you for more money if you leave the project from the beginning without plan.

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Floor plan designer

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If you have a renovation project, you absolutely must be able to make a house plan quite easily. Why do that?

First, we must take the measures very strictly. In old houses, it is quite common to see differences in measurements. For example, a difference between the top and bottom of a wall may be an inch (up to 2 cm).

The same difference can be observed from right to left along the wall.

Another problem may appear. In many countries, the value of a house is correlated to the living space. If you decide to insulate your home with glass wool or other insulation, it may reduce the living space. And believe me, the living space can be greatly diminished.

Even if the house is renovated, the living space is reduced and it is necessary that the increase of value thanks to the renovation is not compensated by the loss of this space.

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The big advantage of having a house plan software is to be able to predict this loss of living space to have an estimate: for example, we can think that it is useful to isolate the outer walls of the house because they are in contact with cold or hot from the outside, but not the interior walls.

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Finally, something that you do not often think about. Once you put insulation on the walls, and the living space is reduced, will furniture be able to enter the rooms?

If you have a large bed and two bedside tables, perhaps the width of the bed and bedside tables will exceed the width of the room.

In conclusion, take all necessary measures and pay attention before doing any renovations.

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Bird, horse and Tarzan

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An egg-shaped observatory to observe birds

Well, this observatory looks more like a giant coconut. But at least the architect has been creative. It should be investigated in 6 months to see if the birds have actually been observed :

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A hotel for humans and horses

A beautiful 18th century barn with exposed stone and an interior that makes you want to stay a few days.

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Interior hotel

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Treehouse for Tarzan

And finally, this beautiful house in the forest. The walls are pierced to leave just enough sun and aeration.

Treehouse
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Want to draw your own barn plan, or your own treehouse plan, or your own observatory plan: archiplain is for you.