Basement Floor Plan


Cedreo’s online basement floor plan designer
allows you to quickly create stunning layouts.

Draft a Professional Basement Floor Plan in No Time

Putting together an accurate basement floor plan has never been faster. With Cedreo, you can use simple drag and click controls to draw walls, place design elements, and specify exact dimensions of your floor plan . Your entire basement layout can be composed in a few clicks, ready to be converted into a professional 3D rendering and photorealistic visualization.
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Types of Basement Floor Plans

Quickly draw finished basement floor plans in both 2D and 3D. Get ultimate clarity for your building and design projects with traditional basement blueprints and immersive, lifelike models.
Basement 2D floor plan designed with Cedreo

2D Basement Floor Plans

Quickly draw basement blueprints with a top-down view. It’s simple to insert markers for doors and windows - all customizable to match your real-life scale and dimensions.

Add symbols for furnishing and appliances to enhance readability. The color coding, labeling, and importing of existing plans all serve to speed up your process and make it easier to develop polished 2D floor plans .


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3D Basement Floor Plans

2D basement blueprints can be quickly converted into lifelike 3D floor plans . As you draw in 2D, the 3D viewer will update in real-time.

Our online system does all the work, so there’s no need for your computer to have a high-end graphics card or powerful processor. Refine details such as lighting, decor, and materials to create the most realistic presentation of your proposed design.


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Basement 3D floor plan designed with Cedreo

Basement Floor Plan Examples

Cedreo empowers you to draw beautiful layouts for any type of basement design.
Walkout basement floor plans
Walkout basement floor plans
Basement floor plan with stairs in middle
Basement floor plan with stairs in middle
Simple basement floor plan
Simple basement floor plan
Daylight basement floor plans
Daylight basement floor plans
Rectangular basement floor plan
Rectangular basement floor plan
2 bedroom basement floor plan
2 bedroom basement floor plan

5 Key Floor Plan Considerations

Basement floor plan design requires careful consideration of a few key factors. Going in with a firm idea of how you’ll approach each point will ensure that your layout meets client needs and provides maximum functionality.

Plan the Layout First

Basements can often be tight quarters. Making the most efficient use of the space available necessitates some thorough planning. Think about the way the client intends to use the space, what the most common traffic patterns will be, and what parts of the room should be most accessible. This will help you develop a functional layout. A few versions may need to be evaluated in order to find the layout that accommodates the best traffic flow. Cedreo’s quick editing makes it simple to change up your layout and figure out what works best.

Determine Your Ceiling Height

Ceiling height is an important consideration for basements, not only for building code compliance, but also for comfort. When deciding upon the height of your ceiling, don’t forget any ductwork or piping that may run through and reduce the open vertical space. If these utility lines are meant to be covered by a drop ceiling, that extra space will need to be accounted for in the ceiling height.

Identify Open Space Requirements

Egress points are important safety features in basements. Check with your local building codes to determine how much space you’ll need to allot for a window that can be opened and climbed out of in the case of emergency evacuations. The codes will give you guidance on how far the bottom sill can be from the floor, how wide the window must be, and other critical measurements.

Factor in Storage Needs

Basements are often used as storage spaces, even when their primary function is something else. Ensure that your design facilitates all of the storage your client needs by considering the rest of the storage space available in the home, and whether or not the basement’s own mode of use will require any storage accommodations.

Consider Lighting

The submerged structure of basements often makes it difficult to access enough daylight. Your design will need to account for how to best leverage the natural lighting opportunities available via windows, and possibly even outdoor landscaping. The design plan will also need to provide artificial illumination in the form of recessed lighting or individual light fixtures. Because basement ceiling heights are often on the lower side, you may need to avoid hanging fixtures.

6 Steps to Design a Finished Basement Floor Plan

Measure Existing Wall Dimensions

If you’re working with an existing basement, you’ll need to get the exact measurements of the space to ensure that your floor plan matches perfectly. Cedreo enables you to draw walls and select dimensions so that you can verify your layout is to scale. Get area calculations and wall corner angle sizes generated in a snap, giving you a full overview of project measurements at any given time.
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Draw Walls

Cedreo’s click-and-drag controls allow you to draw walls with ease. Add corner angles by left-clicking in order to maintain smooth and seamless drafting flow. As you draw, your plan’s dimensions are updated live. If you find that you need to expand a part that you’ve already drawn, simply click the wall and drag it where desired. Wall types can be specified at the end of the process to inform clients of wall features such as insulation or waterproofing.
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Add Door Openings

Choose from a collection of 650+ openings to match the style and function needed. Once the door is placed, you can choose opening direction, orientation, and alignment with either the interior or exterior wall. You can customize the size of your door openings to match the dimensions of the doors you plan to use in the build.
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Add Staircase

Accommodating the staircase in your design is a critical part of drawing a basement floor plan. Choose the type of staircase you need and quickly set orientation within just a few clicks. Be careful to plan door openings and overall layout flow to allow for easy access to both the top and bottom of the stairs.
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Furnish and Decorate

Selecting furnishings and decorations from a massive product library of over 3000 customizable models. Each piece can be modified to match your desired dimensions, and even specific materials can be chosen to give them realistic textures, finishes, and colors.

Models can be placed within the floor plan via drag-and-drop controls, on the ground or on the walls. Collision controls can be toggled to enable seamless rotation and placement of items as you work on filling in your design.

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Finalize Dimensions

Ensure that your floor plan’s dimensions are perfect and visible within the blueprint by selecting where measurements should be displayed. This allows you to easily communicate with clients about the scale of your design so that they have a clear picture of how large the space will be once it’s built. Measurements will show up on the downloaded file that’s ready for printing.
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Create Stunning 2D and 3D Basement Floor Plans Online… in Minutes

Cedreo is used by thousands of home builders , remodelers and interior designers to bring basement floor plans to life. You don’t need to be skilled in 3D design to create professional basement layouts.

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