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Draw a Floor Plan to Scale

How to Draw a Floor Plan to Scale

1. Purchase a graph pad where each square on the paper equals one quarter of an inch (four squares equal one inch) or create your own grid of equal squares on a blank sheet of paper

2. Imagine each square represents one foot (12 inches)

3. Measure the length of one wall with the tape measure

4. Draw a line on the graph paper to represent this length of wall by counting the squares. For example: The wall is eight feet six inches long. Count out eight and a half squares.

5. Measure the length of each wall around the room

6. Measure the length of each door and window opening (without frames) from the corner of the closest wall and add to the drawing

7. Draw windows as double lines and doors with a line and an arc

8. Measure the length and widths of all built in fixtures such as counters and add to your plan

9. Measure the length and width of each piece of furniture for this room with the tape measure

10. Draw the furniture on another sheet of graph paper - the squares represent 12 inches

11. Cut out the individual pieces of furniture with scissors

12. Glue or tape the cut outs onto a piece of cardboard for weight

13. Move the cut out furniture around on your plan to decide on a suitable arrangement

Things You'll Need

Paper - graph pad 4 squares to an inch

Tape measure 16 ft. or longer

Sharp pencil

Scissors

Cardboard

Glue stick or scotch tape

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