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Reading a Floor Plan – A Guide on How to Read Them


A Guide to Reading a Floor Plan for your Custom Dream Home

Custom floor plan by Design Homes. Your trusted custom home builder in the Dayton, OH area.

So you’re ready to build a custom home, you have this whole house envisioned of what you want. You’ve even met with an architect to have this house drawn. You now have these pieces of papers in front of you. Multiple pages with your different stories and elevations. There are tons of lines, numbers, and odd looking shapes. Where do you begin? We get it, reading floor plans can be a challenge, and we’re here to help every step of the way.

Understanding and being able to read a floor plan can be a challenge for many who are unfamiliar with the whole process of custom home building and architecture. Yes, you may have shared your dream ideas with the architect, and he may have drawn your home just like you envisioned, but it’s important to also understand why there’s a strange line running down the middle of the room or why there’s a hole in the wall, leading outside. For some, it’s an easy explanation. The hole is just a window or the line running down the middle of the room is really just a measurement.

If you’re somebody who seems to get stuck with not knowing the difference between lines and arches, and you’re just seeing a blur of objects, the following article is the perfect read for you! Houzz provides an easy-to-understand guide on reading on a floor plan. Click here to read more!