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The Basics of Reading Floor Plans

Got a remodeling project on the brain? We don’t blame you. We love helping homeowners create beautiful and functional spaces from the ground up.

Got a remodeling project on the brain? We don’t blame you. We love helping homeowners create beautiful and functional spaces from the ground up. Whether you want to remodel a home or build one from scratch, the team at Eakman Construction can help make your dreams a reality. As part of our consulting process, we walk you through the blueprints and floor plans for your new room or home. We always take the time to ensure you understand what you are looking at and give you every opportunity to ask questions, make changes, and try things on for size before finalizing the plans and beginning construction. Here are some tips to help make reading the floor plan easier.

Get an Overall Sense of the Space

When you first look at a floor plan, it should feel good to you and be pleasing to the eye. There should be ample white space and clear notations about what each room or area of your home is meant to be. Kitchens and bathrooms will have features for plumbing, venting, appliances and more.

Pay Attention to Doors and Windows

When you are reviewing your floor plans, we’ll point out where all of the windows and doors are so you can begin to imagine how you move in and out of the rooms and where your furniture can be placed in relation to the windows and doors. Open concept homes are all the rage, but you still need walls to hang photos, place furniture, and create the structure of your home. Internal door placement is important.

Storage and Organization

Moving on in your review of the floor plan, pay attention to closets and storage. You might be inclined to have a limited amount of storage because you are downsizing or you don’t want clutter, but some key storage is important. Review your floor plan to make sure you have the basics: linen closets, clothing closets with ample storage, entry way storage for coats and shoes, as well as storage for seasonal items, such as holiday decorations or clothing.

Flow and Function

Finally, you want to assess your floor plan for overall flow and function. Does it make sense to have a bathroom down the hall from the bedrooms? Does it make sense for your kitchen storage to be limited? Do you need to move a closet or expand it? Do you need to open the hallway up a bit more? Are you underestimating how much space you need in the family room?

When you are ready to talk about your home remodeling project, the team at Eakman Construction will be read to help you make a plan for success. Give us a call and we’ll walk you through the home remodeling process in Kirkland, WA with ease.

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