How to draw and measure a floor plan
When you are decorating your space, it is very important to have the correct room measurements. They will provide the information that you need to correctly choose the size and the position of your furniture and decorations.
STEP 1: SKETCH AN OUTLINE OF THE ROOM
You can start with a rough drawing of your room; including doors, windows, fireplaces, built-in units, and vents, pipes, heaters or anything else that is fixed to the wall. You also need to show the location of electrical sockets and switches with an "x" on your drawing.
STEP 2: MEASURE THE ROOM
Measure the length and width of the room and show all measurements in cm or mm.
Note the measurements from the corner of the room to the window casing, the size of the window casing, the height from the floor to the window casing, and the distance from the ceiling to the windowcasing.
It is also very important to get accurate measurements for doorways and hallways because your furniture will have to pass through them to get to the right spot.
Measure the height and width of the doors and also diagonally from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. Don’t forget to get the measurements from the inside of the door frames and to indicate in which direction the doors swing.
STEP 3: PROVIDE THE CEILING HEIGHT
Measure the height of the walls. This is a helpful measurement when you want to bring in taller pieces such as book shelves or wardrobes. You can indicate the ceiling height in the middle of the drawing.
STEP 4: VERIFY AND TAKE PHOTOS
Double check your measurements for accuracy by comparing your measurements to the opposite, usually identical, wall.
At the bottom of your sheet, note any special features, that may affect your plans.
Take photos of your room from various angles.