A good floor plan can enhance your life by maximising space, light and airflow while simultaneously creating a natural flow between rooms.
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A Simple Guide to Understanding the Importance of Floor Plans

Can you recall a time when you tried to create something complex without a plan? Chances are, it did not go the way you had hoped. Regardless of your goals, beginning something with no plan is likely to end badly. However, a detailed plan shows you how to achieve what you want.

The same principle applies when planning on building a home. Without a floor plan, there is chaos. It is helpful to be familiar with floor plans, what the symbols mean and if the space is being used efficiently. This knowledge will help you see if the designs are best for you and your family. Modifying your home is much easier when you make changes to a floor plan, not walls that have just been raised.

What is a Floor Plan?

A floor plan is an in-scale drawing from a bird’s eye perspective looking down into the rooms of a house. These give contractors the information needed to build the house. These were known as blueprints at one time, but now, they are normally digitalized to make sharing and modifying much easier. Typically, you will find a great deal of detail when looking at a floor plan which helps the contractor visualize how the finished home will look.

Visual Representation of Space

Often, people struggle trying to visualize a space based on dimensions. Telling someone the dining room is 5m x 7m usually means very little to the average home buyer. Being able to look at a floor plan and see the dining room size about the kitchen or great room makes size understandable.

A floor plan helps to decide what all needs to be incorporated into the house and presents a visual of how it will turn out in the end.

Efficient Space Utilisation

Wasted space irks many in the home business as well as those looking to get the most for their money. This does not mean that all of the elements of the home are stuck together. It does mean you will not have empty spaces where cabinets could hang.

Planning for Functionality and Flow

A great many contractors, designers, and realtors will speak about how a room flows or how the home is comfortable because of its functionality. These details are vital if you plan to enjoy your time in your new house and have your surroundings make sense.

Assessing Feasibility and Potential

There are times during the design phase when you must take a closer look at design details. Even if you want to save most of the trees on your property, a quick look at your floor plan will point out that a few trees would be growing in your family room if not removed.

Communication Tool for Stakeholders

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Because looking at the same floor plan is a valuable way to facilitate communication, innovative project designers frequently use this. All parties involved will be able to see what is in the upper left quadrant without the lengthy explanation that comes when trying to explain a detail or the position of a feature.

Impact on Property Value

There is no doubt that buyers love a house built with large rooms, natural light, plenty of storage and an appropriate number of power outlets. This gives options that buyers love. Your home should have a higher value than similar properties with poorly laid-out floor plans.

Floor plans allow buyers and renters to understand the essence of the property, the spaces, how the spaces interact, outlooks, and flow.


Whether you are building your first home or have some experience with the endeavour, understanding floor plans will help you be proactive and ensure you get the home you want. If you need any assistance with floor plans or any other part of your home transaction, feel free to reach out to the experts at Zest Realty. We are here to help when you need us.

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