Floor plan shows the shape of the house as you would see it from directly above , the position of interior walls , door windows and all fixtures. Looking down on your home from this lofty perspective, the relationship between communal space and private areas become more clear.
A multi level home requires separate floor plans for each floor. Analysis of floor plans enable you to envision traffic patterns within the house. As you mentally move from one space to the next on the plans, examine the direction of door swings, the size of opening , traffic patterns and ease of movement between various levels of the house.
Futures depicted on the floor plan with broken lines lie on a plane above the floor level. These include unusual items such as fold down ironing boards and Murphy beds, along with more common details, such as archways and closet shelves. Recessed or vaulted ceiling treatments appears as dotted lines to show the dimensions of beams.