b'topti p s When trying out your furniture placement, remember to allow for pathways. Youll need 70-120cm for more commonly used routes (say, between the dining table and the sofa), and 40-50cm for a less commonly used route (between the sofa and thecoffee table). how to drawThe distance between a kitchen island and walls or other benches should be no less than 100cm. For two people to work comfortably in the kitchen, allow 130cm a oor plan between an island and other benches.Also allow for pushed-back dining room chairs and barstoolschairs need about 20cm when tucked in, but about 50-60cm Draw a scaled oor plan to help with yourwhen pushed out.Resenerenovations and furniture placement.GloriousReseneW hether youre planning some minoruse 1:100 (10mm equals 1m) which will fit moreConcreterenovations, rearranging the furniture orcomfortably onto an A3 sheet, and be easier to work moving into a new house, a oor planout. Each bolder box on the graph paper will represent will help you make so many design decisions, andone metre.figure out where your furniture (or potentialCount out the boxes according to your measurements furniture) will go. Making a oor plan of a bathroomand use the lines of the grid to draw your walls. The is, for example, hugely handy as the various ttingswalls themselves are usually 100mm thick so make often have to be carefully placed.allowance for this on your plan.You can easily create a oor plan without having a design degree and without any special computer3the reason youre doing this exercise is for If software.furniture placement or bathroom layout, measure your furniture or ttings and make scale drawings of 1 them. If youre considering new furniture and ttings, nd their measurements from the stores website. Measure your rooms and transfer the measurements to a rough oor plan sketch. Remember to include the doors and windows. Make a scale drawing of the house on graph paper4 have fun trying them out in different Make paper cut-outs of the furniture and ttings, 2thenyou can buy this from a stationery store or print itcongurations on your house plan. out online. Traditionally, house plans use a 1 to 50 scale, so 20mm on paper equals one metre in real life. You canpictureBryce Carleton55'