A site plan is a diagram that shows the layout of a property or “site”. A site plan may include the location of buildings and structures. As well as, property features such as driveways, walkways, landscaped areas, gardens, pools or water, trees, terraces and more.
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Site plans are used by garden designers and landscapers to create garden and landscape designs and to show changes to a property. They are also used by homeowners to plan home improvement projects such as a new pool, garage or deck.
Site plans are also an important part of marketing real estate properties to show the complete property, including key outdoor features. Site plans give potential homebuyers an idea of the size, scale, and orientation of the property, better than photos do. Including the property layout along with the buildings floor plan, also makes it even easier to see how the interior of the home relates to its surroundings.
Similarly, site plans are valuable for homeowners who are working on home improvement projects. Seeing the landscape layout in addition to your floor plan can help you to see potential design options that you may not have considered. For example, can the space between a garage or guest house become a new terrace or outdoor room? Or would a new window or glass doors make it easier to see your garden or green space?
Types of Site Plans
There are two types of site plans that are helpful for real estate, landscape design, and home improvement projects:
2D Site Plans
A 2D Site Plan gives you a clear overview of the layout of your property. It can be a simple black and white diagram or color-coded to show different landscape features such as green areas or paved areas.
3D Site Plans
A 3D Site Plan is a full-colored 3D rendering of your landscape layout. 3D Site Plans make easy to understand and visualize what the landscape actually looks like including details such as structures, materials, plantings, and more.
Create Site Plans
Create your site plan using site plan software. RoomSketcher is the perfect choice. Easy-to-use, drag-and-drop user interface, hundreds of outdoor furniture available, plus sophisticated color-coding available. Draw your site plan, add landscaping materials and outdoor furnishings from the product library, and visualize the plan in both 2D and 3D!