High quality, yes please but how?
Everyone likes high quality but how to identify that in a schematic floor plan.
We had yet another customer send us a floor plan they got made cheaply and asked us to redo it properly. So we put together some identifiers you should demand from your floor plan supplier.
Accuracy and scale
Schematic floor plans are meant for marketing purposes and dimensions are often rounded up. They should still be in scale so that kitchen cabinets and bathroom fixtures look right. Room dimensions should be consistent so that horizontal and vertical are presented the same way in each room.
If you include balconies, include all balconies. Stick to standard door and window widths throughout the house. Closet doors are usually similar in all bedrooms. Bathroom fixtures are usually the same in each bathroom. Use consistent copy text when labeling rooms.
Most houses are built around symmetrical elements. Interior door is in the middle of the corridor. Bay windows facing the curb are symmetrical in size and shape. Adjacent bedrooms have their doors open the same direction and positioned the same distance from separating wall.
We like to keep our eye on small details such as placing narrow windows on each side of the main entrance if the door has a glass widening. Gas and electric stoves look different, so do rectangular and oval bath tubs.
Pipes, plumbing, air condition is often sealed inside a wall. A schematic floor plan does not display these details. At Blue-Sketch we show a thicker wall where it is needed, behind a bath tub, kitchen cabinets, etc. We will go to length to understand what lies beneath hidden spaces and try to draw the floor plan as accurately as we can.
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