How can I incorporate furniture placement into new home plans?

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How can I do furniture placement on paper on new home plan drawing ..to figure out what to keep .. major downsize

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  • I would do it on graph paper, drawing out the room to scale.

    • Joan Joan on Nov 20, 2019

      Thank you Ann, my answers are 2 for 2..such fun

  • Em Em on Nov 20, 2019

    Many people don't know how to draw to scale. Use graph paper and use each square to equal 1 foot. Measure your furniture and room size. Draw the room using each square as a foot measurement then pencil in the furniture the same way using your measurements. use pencil so you can erase and change the room around.

  • Joan Joan on Nov 20, 2019

    Thank you Em..seems simple enough..I was actually thinking I would like to cut out movable papers for the furniture, even colored square..to get a sense of balance ..but the graph papers makes excellent and more accurate sense to begin..penciling in also more secure..imagine if I sneeze and furniture flies out of the house  plan

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 20, 2019

    I would use graph paper because it would be very difficult to find items to scale. Rather than drawing on the graph paper, cut out the furniture as well then hold in place with poster putty. That will allow you to easily move items until you find the perfect combination.

  • Betsy Betsy on Dec 13, 2019

    Hi Joan: When I got new bedroom furniture for my son's room, I measured the room, and used a scale of 1" equals 1'. Then, I got the measurements of the furniture i wanted, cut out pieces of paper to the same dimensions and then put it in the room so that it fit. When the moving men came, they said the furniture wouldn't fit. I showed them my plan and they put the furniture in just the way I had. They were amazed that it fit:) So, you can do the same thing. Just decide what you want to keep and what you want to donate to DAV or the like. Good luck

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 01, 2020

    Hi Joan, here;s a link that shows you how to make your to scale plan. hope it helps you out!

    https://www.hgtv.com/design/decorating/design-101/how-to-create-a-floor-plan-and-furniture-layout


  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Feb 29, 2020

    I would use graph paper and have each square represent a certain length to help gauge sizing of everything

  • DaniellGibbs DaniellGibbs on Oct 08, 2021

    Building a house is something that people can do only in groups. It can't be done very well by yourself, and it can't be done at all without a lot of help.

  • DaniellGibbs DaniellGibbs on Oct 11, 2021

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