Architects and Interior Designers all agree; good designs will always start with the floor layout! A House Floor Plan indicates the layout of the property, as viewed from above. Drawn to scale, a plan shows the location of walls, doors, and windows, as well as fixed and movable furniture such as kitchen cabinets, sofas, beds, and wardrobes. House plans with exteriors also indicate garden and courtyard spaces, outdoor sheds and swimming pools and so on.
What is the importance of creating a detailed floor plan? A floor plan shows the flow of spaces in a room, indicating the footprints of furniture and the remaining area that is available for circulation. It depicts accurately scaled down walls, positions of windows and doors, electrical and plumbing points, and the furniture layout.
Types of House Floor Plans
There are two types of House Floor Plans: 2D Floor Plan and 3D Floor Plan. A 2D plan is a diagram, such as a blueprint or an AutoCAD Drawing that is ‘flat’ and does not show the depth or height of objects. A 3D Floor Plan shows the layout in 3D, that is including depths, heights, and perspective. Because of the added dimension, 3D plans make it very easy to understand the size and layout of spaces. Both 2D and 3D house floor plans are popularly used by real estate marketing agents and builders during property sales. 3D floor plans that are in full color can even show furnishings, textures, and finishing of surface materials to give potential buyers a very realistic depiction of the spaces.
Wanna try creating layout options yourself?
Floor plans can also help you to work out the best interior layouts for your rooms. While architects and designers can create professional drawings, you can also try an easy exercise yourself! If you have a plan that’s accurately drawn to scale, you can make cut-outs of your scaled down pieces of furniture, and move them around within the room to see which interior layout works best for the space available. Leave some space in front of doors and in front of cabinets, as you should be able to open the shutters. Place the pieces of furniture where you would like to have them….a sofa against a wall, or overlooking a sunny window, for instance. When you are able to create a nice flow between spaces, the layout will be easy to use and will also be aesthetically pleasing as well. You can try out various options, keeping in mind the positioning of the pieces of furniture or appliances that you already own and what you will need to buy.
Here are the direct and indirect benefits of getting a 3D House Floor Plan for your property.
Get your property listing noticed!
Buying and selling houses has become very competitive these days. Property developers and sellers find that professionally created 3D Floor Plans that include the dimensions of rooms will help breathe life into their listed properties, capturing the attention of prospective buyers who would like to see whether the spaces will work well for them or not. Real estate listings are highly competitive, and if the listing shows a detailed 3D floor plan, it gets noticed by people who are looking to make a purchase.
Plans are accurate and definitive
A floor plan has been found to be more important than photos or descriptions in the listing. Photographs can be deceptive, but plans are always considered to be definitive. Even if buyers are not able to visit the property to make a physical inspection in person, a house floor plan gives a detailed high-res view of the spaces available and enables them to visualize the spaces in a much more optimal way.
Many realtors feel that the absence of a well-depicted floor plan is actually a significant barrier to sales. Without house floor plans, buyers cannot easily visualize the spatial arrangement and sizing of the house. Many buyers will skip listings where the house floor plan is not included and will be less likely to call to arrange a tour.
Understand spatial relationships
They may also not be able to judge whether the layout suits their needs- for instance, a split level house will not work well for a family where someone is physically challenged and unable to navigate steps easily. Families with small children will want the bedroom to be close to the nursery so that they can keep an eye on their little ones easily. Those who love entertaining would want a house that has large terraces or decks, and a kitchen that is open-plan and centrally situated.
Showcase key features
While photographs do a great job of showing the exterior of the house and the garden, a plan is what draws attention to the overall layout and flow of interior spaces. By getting a good idea of how all the spaces work together, buyers will be able to judge whether they want to make a bid for a property or not. If the garden or pool is an important feature of the property, it can be shown on the plan as well, and realtors can thus highlight key features of the house that will help them to sell it.
Determine floor area easily
When the floor plan is drawn out to scale, buyers can also easily determine the sizes and floor area of the property and will know that they are getting good value for their money. An accurately drawn plan will help to give clarity to unseen properties, helping buyers know what they are investing into. Their chances of buying a property that is listed with a plan are far higher than from other real estate agents who may have listed only photographs and not plans.
Are you looking to sell your property or give it out for rent? If you do not have a floor plan included in your property listing, then you may be missing out on a lot of potential buyers….so do consider including a floor plan when you put your property on the market! If you are looking to create 2D or 3D floor plans that are rich in detail and imagery, get in touch with the team at Rayvat Engineering, and we will help you to increase the marketability of your project!