Presenting properties through virtual tours has become an increasingly important marketing method since the COVID-19 pandemic began and is now considered to be an integral part of the viewing process.
In addition, floor plans have also become an essential piece of information that is expected to be provided with each listing, whether it be for a house sale or a furnished or unfurnished letting.
What Are Floor Plan Elements?
A floor plan is a scaled representation of the interior of a property from above. It provides a layout of the rooms, the position of windows, doors, stairs and available space offering key information that photographs cannot always convey.
This article will look at some of the different types of floor plans, why they are used and what should be included in a floor plan.
Standard Floor Plan
A standard 2D floor plan will provide a basic understanding of the design and structure of a property by depicting its dimensions, the layout of its rooms and the placements of walls, windows, doors and staircases. A standard floor plan will usually be in black and white but may use colour to highlight certain features or rooms such as bathrooms or bedrooms.
Along with providing key information about a property, a standard floor plan can help buyers and tenants envision furnishing and living in the property. In this way, it acts as an invaluable aid in determining whether a property is right for them.
What Type of Floor Plan Is Best for Flats?
Standard floor plans work best for residential properties such as flats which are one level and are commonly used by estate agents, property managers and private sellers.
Custom Floor Plan
A custom home plan allows you to create your ideal space according to your specifications and unique vision for your property. This may include matters like the size and number of rooms, the amount of storage space, the use of materials and specific features such as a hot tub or a conservatory giving you greater freedom and control over your living space and its functionality.
Custom floor plans can help buyers create their dream house from scratch, customising their interior to meet their needs. As a result, custom floor plans are becoming increasingly popular with property developers and home builders as they understand the benefits of building according to buyers’ unique specifications.
Renovation Floor Plans
A renovation floor plan is used in situations where the structure or design of a property has changed or where the original blueprints are no longer in existence. This type of floor plan will show the shape, dimensions and layout of a property after it has been renovated and, in addition to the features included in a standard floor plan, may also include appliances, cabinetry, plumbing, heating and air conditioning units and support structures.
This type of floor plan is ideal for architects, surveyors, interior designers and construction contractors.
Floor Plans from Pinpoint Homes
As this article has shown, choosing the right floor plan will depend on your various needs and whether you intend to buy, design or renovate your home.
Are you looking for a floor plan to be created for your property? Get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements and how we can help.