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How to draw floor plans?

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What are floor plans?

Remember the time you were looking for a new home and thinking “How big is the living room compared to the kitchen? How far is the toilet from the bedroom? How will my furniture fit in the new house?”. Well, floor plans are great tools to get all the information you need on the structure of a house, an apartment or a building. House plans display the layout of the house and how the different rooms connect to one another. In other words, it is an easy way to visualize a property without seeing it.

For which purposes can I use floor plans?

The usage of floor plans varies depending on your project. You can use them for the renovation project you have been thinking about for the last few weeks but didn’t have any time to start.

Floor plans can also be used for real estate listings to show the buyer the house’s layout and help sell a property. Indeed in the housing market, more and more home buyers use house listing websites to look for their new home. It is almost like shopping online. Buyers want to use their smartphones or laptops to quickly browse all the available products without setting a foot outside of their home. So naturally, there is a growing demand to provide as much information as possible to attract buyers.

How to draw floor plans?

We came up with an easy to follow infographic on how to make your own floor plans. Sounds complicated already? Do not worry! Just grab a pen, paper and tape measure and let’s start.


How to make a simple floor plan

First steps of drawing a house plan

Floor plan symbols

Last steps for drawing a floor plan

Another possibility to get house plans

A quick google search will show you many apps and software for drawing floor plans. However, we can recommend you a floor plan scanning app, which scans the property with your iPhone or Android camera. With this type of application, there is no need for drawing skills! All you need to do is grab your phone, download the app and follow the instructions. With the CubiCasa app, it only takes about 10 mins! Then 6 to 24 hours later, depending on your choice of product, you will receive a ready-made floor plan which can be used for any purpose.

Author: Aarne Huttunen

Aarne is the Chief Product Officer at CubiCasa. His main priority is to ensure that CubiCasa's users love to use the CubiCasa App and related APIs. Most likely you'll spot him next to a coffee cup in Helsinki or meet him in a conference running a wild scanning demo!

We're building technology to digitize the real estate around us, and while doing it, helping families to find better homes, approve mortgages and renovate their homes. We are located in Oulu, Helsinki, San Jose, and Ho Chi Minh City. Currently we are especially looking for software developers to join our team.

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