By Leonie Scherer at February 25 2019 08:08:05
A house is built with hands, but a home is built with hearts _ so the old saying goes. However, too much choice in the form of floor plans can be confusing sometimes. Therefore, an understanding of the different styles and how they suit the individual's needs and tastes is an essential step in the process of building a home.
Draw a scaled plan using a pencil and graph paper. Now that the measurements have been taken it is time to get to work to create a scaled plan of the room. Drawing a room to scale on plan is simple once one understands that one quarter inch square on the graph paper equals one foot, and that inches can be estimated with half a square equaling 6_inches and a fourth of a square equating to 3_inches. Using the length and width measurements draw the basic room perimeter to scale onto the graph paper with a pencil. Draw in the doors, windows, etc. to scale on the graph paper in the same way you measured them in the room.
Sites like Stanley Furniture are great to find furniture for every room including the living room, dining room and bedroom as well as case goods and accents. It gives their exact dimensions and where the furnishings can be purchased locally. Have fun making several plan options if possible. Try the basic sofa and loveseat on one plan and try a sectional or a sofa with chairs on another. Get creative by breaking up larger rooms into a couple of sitting areas. See if the dream of a chaise can become a reality on plan for the bedroom. Extra homework is important before heading out to shop for decor.
Colour matching _ When using 3D floor planning you can see how colours work between rooms, from flooring to walls, to outdoor areas. Making it easier to see how elements work with each other throughout the home. 3D Rendering allows you to do the same, working with colours and fixtures and also furniture placement. Better estimation of costs and materials When using 3D floor planning or 3D render design you can better understand the cost of the project. It enables you to place fixtures, flooring, tiles and any other materials into the design, so that you can cost it up before construction begins. It also gives you the opportunity to make the right choice first time, meaning that you can save money in the long run and ensure you stay on budget!