What is the Purpose of a Floor Plan?
The floor plan is the starting point of a house design and allows you to show the big picture and communicate your vision to clients as well as giving the technical information needed by specialty contractors. It is a useful space planning tool for home builders, remodelers or interior designers to cleverly organise the layout of new construction homes or remodeling projects in order to sell it to clients.
Using a floor plan software, you will be able to produce 2D and 3D floor plans of your conceptual designs. They will allow you to:
- Present the structure of a house including the measurements, surface areas, placement of the doors and windows.
- Facilitate the discussion with clients to align design ideas and budget with fully furnished floor plan renderings including floor and walls coverings to get a comprehensive view on the new home.
- Avoid potential misunderstandings before the work begins by helping the clients visualize the project and identify where revisions are necessary to fit with their needs.
Whether you decide to present 2D or 3D floor plans will depend on your audience as they have different communication objectives. Read more about the differences between 2D and 3D floor plans.