It has been such a challenge to figure out the floor plan for the office because it’s such a narrow room. But every room has some sort of challenge, so my favorite thing to do before moving around (or even buying new) furniture is to arrange a floor plan on graph paper.
Some of you may know this already, but it has been so valuable for me that I want to share it just in case. So here are the steps to make your graph paper floor plan.
1. Take the dimensions of your room and for now, just put a dot representing each corner of the room. Each square on the paper represents one foot.
2. Measure the placement and width of your windows and doors. Draw them on your graph paper.
3. Connect your corner dots (skipping over the windows and doors so you don’t get lines through them and it looks all messy).
4. Measure your furniture (or if you thinking of buying new furniture, get the dimensions online—this will really help in deciding whether a purchase will be right for the room). Draw and label the furniture on leftover graph paper, outside the room, not inside! Then cut all your furniture out along the lines.
5. Now, place the furniture in your graph paper room. You can arrange and rearrange to your heart’s content. And…
Tomorrow I’ll show you how it helped us choose a sofa for the office and which one we’re getting.