YOU WILL NEED:
• a tape measure
• a pencil
• some paper
DRAWING THE FLOOR PLAN:
1. Draw a rough sketch of the room(s) on unlined, white paper before measuring. That way you can fill in the measurements as you go without forgetting anything.
2. Measure entire length of each wall. Begin in one corner and proceed clockwise around the room.
3. Then measure the individual spaces on each wall. Moving clockwise, measure from corner to the outside trim edge of the first window or door opening and note that on your floor plan.
4. Measure opening from outside edge to outside edge of trim, label the opening and note the measurement on your plan.
5. Measure the distance to the next opening and note that measurement on your plan.
6. Proceed around the room until all openings and spaces between the openings are measured and noted on your floor plan.
7. Compare the sum of the parts to the total wall measurement.
8. Label and mark exact location of any plumbing, electrical, heating, or other permanent objects.
DRAWING THE ELEVATIONS:
1. Measure from the floor to the ceiling.
2. Measure from the floor to the window sill.
3. Measure from the window sill to the top of the window (include trim).
4. Measure from the top of the window to the ceiling.
5. Compare the total of the parts to the overall height.
6. Measure from floor to top door trim.
7. Label and mark exact location of any plumbing, electrical, heating, or other permanent objects.
• If you use the imperial system - all measurements should be in inches –not feet and inches.
• If you use the metric system - all measurements should either be in centimetres or in millimetres. Please don't use different units in one drawing.
• Don’t worry, your drawings don’t have to be exact or necessarily to scale, your
measurements need to be accurate.