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Draw the Floor Plan

You are now ready to draw a floor plan accurate to scale. It is very useful to have graph paper to do this.

  1. Always use pencil to lightly pencil in the room's areas. Be sure to include any irregularities such as columns or other protrusions.

  2. Note the room's directional orientation i.e. north, south, east or west.

  3. Draw in windows, walls and fireplaces.

  4. Note the location of light switches and electric outlets and phones jacks. This may influence where you locate specific pieces of furniture.

  5. Draw each walls elevation and be sure to include fireplaces, phone jacks and other permanent fixtures such as air and heat vents.

  6. Make several copies to use and keep the master copy. You can bring copies with you as you shop for paint, floor coverings and window treatments. Before making any purchases on the floor covering and window treatments you will need the exact measurements as these re non refundable items. Most stores will have professionals who will visit your home to do this.

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