Professional Design Package Includes:
- 2 professional design concepts
- links available for purchase of items in concepts
- opportunity to message your designer with questions
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Once you've purchased your e-design package you can get a head start on the process by drawing a simple floor plan that your designer will use for space planning. If you have a formal floor plan, that will work great too! Once you've completed your floor plan you can snap a photo of the drawing and have it ready to send to your designer once you are contacted (within 24 hours).
How to Create An Accurate Floor Plan
- Measure along the baseboard the length of one wall, from one corner of the room to another. For accuracy, measure to the nearest 1/4 inch. Record this number on your rough floor plan and in your notebook.
- Measure the remaining walls the same way you measured the first. Most rooms have four walls, but if you’re measuring an L-shaped room, you have more to measure. Include every wall in your sketch, especially if you plan to give one part of the room a different flooring or wall covering.
- Measure the room’s doorways and other entries. Note whether the door opens into or out of the room and indicate the direction (with an arc) on your rough floor plan sketch. Also measure the distances of all openings — doors and open archways — from the ends of the walls so that you can accurately locate these openings on your final plan.
- Determine the size of the windows. Include the window frame from outside edge to outside edge. Record the measurements for any moldings around the window separately. Gauge the distance from the floor to the bottom of the window frame, from the ceiling to the top of the window molding, and from the window (on each side) to the corner of the wall (or next window or opening).
- Measure any and all architectural features, including fireplaces, brackets, shelves, and any other built-in features. Measure surrounding space and outside or overall dimensions of these items, and then locate each on your plan.
- Measure the distance from the floor to the ceiling.
- Note where heat and air conditioning ducts, radiators, chases (coverings for electric wires and plumbing pipes), and exposed pipes are located.
- Voia-la! Great work! You are ready to share your floor plan with your designer!
*Include the room’s irregularities, such as support columns or any other intrusions.
*Indicate where all permanent switches, outlets, controls, TV cable, and phone lines are located.