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Create Floor Plans: Instructions, Templates and Inspiration

Making a floor plan is easy once you learn the basics. Explore different styles, understand the simple steps to create one, and check out our wide range of templates to get started.

What Is a Floor Plan?

A floor plan is a bird's-eye view drawing that shows the layout of a home or property. It's like looking down on your house with the roof removed.

Here's what you'll typically find in a floor plan:

  • Walls, windows, and doors
  • Staircases
  • Fixed appliances
  • Room labels and dimensions
  • Wall measurements

Some plans may also include furniture and outdoor areas.

Floor plans are essential visual guides that help everyone, from homeowners to builders and real estate professionals, understand a space's flow and functionality.

2D floor plan with blue-green colors
3d floor plan with natural wood finishes

Why Are Floor Plans Important?

According to research by Zillow, 81% of home buyers say they are more likely to view a home if the listing includes a floor plan they like.

Floor plans are an essential part of real estate marketing, as well as home building, interior design, and architecture projects.

They show the relationship between rooms, spaces, and furniture layouts and communicate how one can move through a property.

How to Create a Floor Plan

There are two easy ways to create floor plans. Either use floor plan software or order floor plans from a redraw service.

Draw Yourself With a Floor Plan Creator

Creating professional-looking floor plans has never been easier. With RoomSketcher, you can design high-quality floor plans without extensive technical knowledge.

How to use RoomSketcher:

  1. Start a new project in the RoomSketcher App.
  2. Draw exterior and interior walls.
  3. Add doors, windows, and room features.
  4. Place fixtures and furniture.
  5. Include measurements and labels.
  6. Generate 2D and 3D Floor Plans.

With our intuitive tools and extensive library of furniture, you can create professional floor plans, even as a beginner. 

RoomSketcher App software on mac
order floor plan process with drawing, 2d and 3d plan.

Order From a Redraw Service

If you have an existing blueprint or sketch of the home, you can use a redraw service to get a professional floor plan. Just send in the sketch, and the floor plan will be ready the next business day. The best services offer a solution where you can easily edit the final plan as well.

Floor Plan Examples & Templates

Jump-start your design process with our large selection of floor plan templates.

From studio apartments to spacious restaurants, our gallery has hundreds of layouts to inspire your creativity or provide a ready-to-use foundation for your project.

Types of Floor Plans

2D Floor Plans

A 2D floor plan is a type of diagram that shows the layout of a space from above including the walls and rooms. 2D means that the floor plan is a “flat” drawing, without perspective or depth. A 2D floor plan can be a sketch, a blueprint, or computer drawing.

RoomSketcher Custom 2D Floor Plan Branding
3D Floor Plan With Green Wall Top Color

3D Floor Plans

A 3D floor plan is a type of diagram that shows the layout of a home or property in 3D. 3D means that the floor plan shows both perspective and height. Unlike a 2D floor plan, a 3D floor plan has more details and makes it easier to understand the space.

Live 3D Floor Plans

Bring your floor plans and home designs to life with Live 3D! Tour the property in a virtual 3D walkthrough.


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Branded Floor Plan

Floor Plans for Real Estate

Use professional 2D and 3D Floor Plans for your property listings. Great for marketing real estate!

Floor Plans for Interior Design

Illustrate the interior with a furniture layout plan, so you know exactly what should go where.

RoomSketcher Pro 3D Live Floor Plan Bay Windows
RoomSketcher 3D Floor Plan Coworking Office Layout

Floor Plans for Office Planning

Plan where the employees should sit, cubicles or open seating, and where the reception desk should go.

How to Read Floor Plan Symbols

Here are some common symbols you will find on a floor plan:


Floor plan door symbol

Doors are represented with a curved line showing which way the door swings.


Window symbol for floor plans

Windows are indicated on floor plans as a double-lined gap.


Floor plan stairs symbol

Stairs have an arrow pointing to the highest point of the stair.


North compass floor plan symbol

The compass symbol quickly shows you which direction North is.


Furniture layout symbols

Furniture symbols will resemble the furniture they are representing - this one is a sofa with a coffee table. 


Kitchen appliances floor plan symbols

Multiple kitchen appliances to indicate freezer, the cooking stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher.

More Floor Plan Solutions

"RoomSketcher is an easy-to-use tool to create fast visualizable floor plans for remodeling or a New Build from scratch."

Christian Moritz
Christian Moritz Homeowner

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