Before your house designer can get to work on drafting your custom house plan, he or she will need a sketch from you. In other words, you’ll need to draw freehand a simple floor plan of your dream home.
A floor plan is like looking down at your house without the roof on. Now, if this sounds beyond your drawing skills, don’t panic. It’s probably easier than you think. All you need is a bold pencil, eighth-inch graph paper and a ruler.
The sketch doesn’t have to be detailed. Details are for your house designer.
Tip: Eighth-inch graph or grid paper is ideal for floor plans. Typically, each small block represents one foot in length. This gives your floor plan a scale of ?th of an inch to one foot. However, if your house is going to be big, you can assign a longer unit to each block, say ?th of an inch to 5 feet.