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.

Floor plan 2

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.

Floor plan designer 1

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 :

Bird observatory
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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.

barn with exposed stone
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
terrace hotel

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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.

Draw floor plans

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The question is: Is it possible to draw house plans without being an architect?
I’m sorry, but the question is badly asked (I know, it’s me who asked this question …).
In reality, it depends on the use you want to make of these plans.

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If you want to make a house plan to give to workers who will build a bridge, or a building, or a dam, we can say that it is a little risky. This is not risky because of the plan that would be poorly done, because the house software is quite well done (you can test archiplain, very good product …). But it’s mostly a question of responsibility. If the workers hurt their work, if you have badly integrated some parts of the plan, the consequence can be disastrous.

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On the other hand, if you want to make a house plan for yourself, to practice rooms, bathroom, dining room and all the furniture that is in these rooms, this kind of tool is very practical .

You have to choose a software tool that allows you to save plans. Like this, you can spend a few moments on a plan, then save it, and finally resume this plan later to complete it.
Let’s not forget the interest of putting colors in these plans. Architect’s plans are often black on a white background. The pieces in color are much more pleasant. we can put for example:

  • Blue in rooms like the bathroom and the toilet.
  • Warm red in the living rooms such as the dining room and the living room
  • Pastel yellow in the rooms

Take pleasure in making these plans, and if you make plans with lots of color, send them to the editor and we will be happy to publish them.

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School plan

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What does it take to make a good school plan?

Of course, it is not as simple as a house or apartment plan.

When a house plan is made, it is necessary to think of the plan of the rooms, the kitchen, the bathroom, the toilets, the dining room, the living room. But for a school, it’s more complicated. Normally, there are no rooms. But there are:

  • Classrooms
  • Special rooms like the library
  • Digital rooms
  • Toilets that are for several people
  • Self-service

There is usually a schoolyard to allow children to play.

If you use house plan software as an archiplain, you can do it all in one plan. Indeed, the system can make it possible to position all the rooms, the courtyard and the rest in a single plane. This is very handy if you want to make changes such as a room change, or a merger between two rooms, or a building extension.

You can put a lot of tables and chairs in each class. You can also put plants to make it more pleasant.

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Plant 2

And even smarter, we can negotiate with the owner of the archiplain school plan publisher (it’s me so …) a contract to open a lot of account on archiplain and make all the plans that we want . Imagine that you want to improve the school. You are proposing a workshop for an entire class of school, maybe 20 or 30 students, whose objective will be to propose the most interesting school plan. Exciting, no?

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Floor plan in India

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India is a very big country, a great democracy, and probably the most populous country in the world.

It would be interesting to know which cities are most interested in real estate in India. For this, we can of course look at the statistics. But I like to educate myself with the Google trends tool.

To the question: which are the regions that question Google the most with the expression floor plan? There are interesting things. The Indian cities that are most interested in this expression are:

  • Maharashtra
  • Karnataka
  • Haryana
  • Puducherry
  • Delhi
5 Indian cities

When we look at the most interested cities, we find:

  • Pimpri-Chinchwad
  • Gurgaon
  • Mumbai
  • Bengaluru
  • Pune
Indian states

But it can be said, looking at the percentages, that the two most important cities are: Pimpri-Chinchwad and Gurgaon.

Related queries India

In any case, in our personal archiplain statistics, we can tell you that the United States remains the country that connects the most to our site, but India is a good second.

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How to draw an open floor plan with Google

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The real question is: how do I know who is interested in the house floor plan in the United States?
By doing research on Google trends, and stating the words floor plan, we see that the 5 cities that are most interested in these keywords are:

  • Austin
  • Boston
  • New York
  • Washington
  • Jacksonville
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Interestingly, the most popular 5 related queries are:

  1. House floor plan
  2. Floor plan
  3. Open floor plan
  4. Bedroom plan
  5. Floor plan design
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Related queries 1, 2 and 5 are logical and directly dependent on the related query floor plan. More intriguing, the related query 4 focuses specifically on bedroom. Maybe that means that people are more interested in Bedroom, which is perhaps the most interesting room for them.

Finally, the related query 3 is surprising: open floor plan. Why are people interested in this?

By searching on Google with this expression, we find explanations: it is open spaces. This means that many people are looking to make open space plans. And finally, it makes sense. When you want to buy a big apartment and you want to break walls to make an open space, it is essential to make a plan of the apartment beforehand to avoid doing irremediable things.

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Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee are looking for house plan

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We do not always know, but Google’s tools can give good information about construction.

Imagine I want to invest in buying a house. I’m going to get some land to buy to build my house. But most importantly, I will try to make a plan of my future home.

As a result, by searching for example on the search engine of Google, I will look at the proposed suggestions with house plan and I would know what is the most requested with house plan. Of course, he does a private search, otherwise Google will give me information around me.
More interesting, you have to use Google trends.

By pointing to a house plan, we can see that the American states in which this expression is most in demand are: Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee:

5 states

But doing the same house plan search with cities, Raleigh (North Carolina), Atlanta (Georgia), Washington (Columbia), Plano (Texas) and Austin (Texas) are found:

5 cities

If we cross the information of states and cities, we can think that the most interesting places are in Texas and North and South Carolina.

I think we should build a computer program that predicts what the real estate market will be based on the house plans that are requested by Google users.

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