Floor plans clearly define the living spaces of each home for potential homeowners and land developers. Outlining a floor plan is smart and economical way to bring your dream home within reach, for anyone looking to build or redesign a house or building.
In architecture, a floor plan is a drawn to scale diagram of the structure, and shows the layout of the rooms, spaces and other physical features of the home, from a birds-eye view, one floor at a time. Dimensions are usually drawn between the walls to specify room sizes and wall lengths. Elevation is a measured plane projected from the side of a building, along its height or a cross-section of the building. A cross-section is where the home is drawn along an axis to reveal the interior structure.
Floor plans makes once complex processes of designing a home project easy and affordable. Customizing a home through various floor plans allows designers to meet any budget and other criteria of an owner. It also allows a continuous design flow of the elements - living room, kitchen, bathroom and master bedroom - by creating the building blocks of the home.
A floor plan could show interior walls and hallways, restrooms, windows and doors, appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, water heater, etc. Plus interior features such as sinks, shower unit, washer and dryer. The floor plans may include notes for construction to specify finishes and construction methods. Nowadays, drawings are reproduced using plotters and large format xerographic copiers.