Floor Plan Template
Visualize and design a room arrangement for an upcoming occasion, event, or team bonding experience.
About the Floor Plan Template
A floor plan is a drawing to scale that gives you a bird’s eye view of a space. Some floor plans include an entire building, while others focus on a single floor or room. Floor plans can be as detailed as you need, and might include measurements, appliances, furniture, dimensions, or any other salient information. Architects, engineers, builders, and designers rely on floor plans to lay out and construct a space.
Keep reading to learn more about floor plans.
What is a floor plan
For builders, designers, engineers, and architects, most projects begin with a floor plan. A floor plan is a scaled diagram of a building, floor, or room. It provides a view of the space from above. Floor plans can be as simple or as detailed as you need. They might include measurements, appliances, use of and relationships between rooms, furniture, wiring systems, foot traffic flow, or dimensions – whatever is necessary to achieve your goals.
Floor plans are essential tools for visualizing how people move and function in a given space. They streamline projects by making it easier to see if a space can serve its intended purpose. By creating a floor plan, you can work through challenges and redesign projects before committing costly resources or time.
When to use a floor plan
Floor plans are an essential first step for a variety of projects. Whether you’re in design, architecture, engineering, or real estate, a floor plan can increase efficiency while saving time and money.
Architects, engineers, and designers use floor plans to lay out a space prior to starting a project. A floor plan helps them create a natural flow between spaces and ensure that client needs are met.
Electrical engineers rely on floor plans to set up wiring according to a client’s needs or specifications. Civil engineers use floor plans to communicate building, floor, or room structure; and mechanical engineers use them to show elements such as heating and cooling systems.
Real estate agents and building managers use floor plans to show prospective buyers or renters a space. The best floor plans create optimal flow, and can even ultimately increase the value of a space.
Create your own floor plan
Making your own floor plans is easy. Miro’s whiteboard tool is the perfect canvas to create and share them. Get started by selecting the Floor Plan template, then take the following steps to make one of your own.
Use shapes to create objects in your room. The template already has shapes you can use, copy, or rearrange.
Make your model to scale. If you’re modeling an existing building, take measurements of the walls, doors, appliances, and furniture. Whether you’re a seasoned interior designer or a homeowner looking to redesign a room, it’s important to have accurate measurements of the space. You can use squares on the infinite canvas to represent units of measurement to fit everything to scale (e.g. a foot, a meter, a yard).
Add architectural features such as doors, windows, and appliances. Use shapes or even images to visualize them in your floor plan.
If necessary, add in more furniture. Double-check to make sure the furniture is to scale.
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