Wondering how to sketch a simple floor plan?
Look no further. Although it may seem daunting, it's really quite easy.
Here's a quick review!
If the interior wall has no doors, windows, or partitions, just measure from one side to the other, the total width of the room.
If we have a window in the way - starting from one corner, measure towards the window casing (not the inside window metal frame), jot that figure down, keep going to include the rest of the wall.
Move onto the next wall space, jot it down and keep going.
Tip: to double check, just measure the full wall width (ignoring windows/doors) from one side to the other, and compare that measurement to the total of all of the smaller measurements. I.e. on the sketch below, the wall measures, 1'6" + 4'6" + 8' + 4'6" + 2' = 20'6"'.
Double check that the wall in its entirety is 20'6".
Be sure to include anything that is not a wall - a niche, step back in the wall, etc. Anything you think we need to know. If you are just making a rough sketch, round up to the nearest inch.
Remember to check the height as well - this is useful for determining the length of drapery, art, etc.
Now you are all set to hand this sketch off to your interior designer, or tackle it on your own!
Jil Sonia McDonald - Interior Designer of Jil Sonia Interior Designs.