Floor Plan Creating Resources

For now I’ll be sticking with the pencil and paper method when it comes to creating floor plans. It just feels right to me and allows more time to really think through what I’m doing. You might choose to go the online route, so here are some resources that will help you no matter what you decide or want to try.

Pencil and Paper Method

wikiHow – A great step-by-step guide to drawing a floor plan the same way I do it.

Apartment Therapy – Here is a slightly different method. This is a written tutorial with fewer pictures than the one above, but still good.

eHow – The tips at the end of this article are worth a read.

Books Can Help

The Space Planner: A Home Decorating Design Workbook (I have this workbook, it’s awesome.)

Quick Planner: Reusable, Peel & Stick Furniture & Architectural Symbols

Online Fun

floorplanner.com – The basic program is free and probably enough to get what you need. You can also upgrade to more, increasingly sophisticated options.You can also add color, texture and furniture to your design.

American Drew – It’s a simple tool, one where you can enter the size of the room then place simple pieces of furniture.

homestyler.com – Free “drag and drop” floor plan creating options.

Smart Draw – You can start with ready-made templates on this site. It’s free to try. If you like it you’ll have to purchase a subscription.

Design Fundamentals, Home Decor

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