Arranging your new home requires some forethought. It has to be done the right way. You need to make sure that all of your furniture fits in as well as (or better than) it did in your previous home. A good floor plan is the basis for an efficiently organised and comfortably decorated home.
There is no doubt that you will need to make some revisions to your floor plan in order to make the most of the space available to you.
How to Build a Floor Plan for your New Home
The obvious first step in creating a floor plan is to take measurements of your new place. Measure the size of the floor, width of the walls, size of the windows, and any installations that might have an effect on your furniture (outlets and ventilation areas). Take note of anything that is a permanent feature. If you’re not willing to work around these features, you may want to make changes before you move in.
House Floor Plan
Your new home may look spacious enough for your possessions. Once you’ve done your first set of measurements, however, you may realise that it is less roomy than you first thought.
Measuring your furniture is another necessary step. It may seem excessive but (as cliché as it sounds) it is better to be safe than sorry. If you have any furniture items that you absolutely can’t bear to part with, you need to make sure there is space for it before you commit to moving them. Where do you want to put your bed, couch, dining table, office desk, etc? Is it reasonable to take all of these items with you, or should you consider purchasing new items at the other end.
When choosing where to place your furniture, consider the actual space as well as measurements. How far away from the window does your bed need to be? Is there adequate natural light for your office work space or do you need to consider moving your desk elsewhere?
If you’re moving smaller décor items, consider where these should go as well. Where will your framed photographs and pictures be placed? Do you have souvenirs that need to be showcased on your walls as well?
It may seem strange to plan these elements so far in advance but you’d be surprised at how much stress you’ll save yourself further down the line.
Furniture Moving Floor Plan
After all the measuring inside your new home, you may forget another crucial step: making sure that you can actually get your furniture into the house. Measure the doors to check if you can squeeze each item in without too much of a fuss.
Your king size bed might fit into the bedroom itself, but can you get it through the bedroom door? Will the walls get in your way as you manoeuvre the enormous bed into its rightful place? Will your living room set fit through the front door? You may realise that getting your furniture into the house is somewhat of a challenge. It may be necessary to dismantle each piece. If dismantling isn’t an option you may need to replace the pieces that simply won’t fit.
Struggling to get the angles right on the day of your move isn’t worth the stress. Make sure that you have contingency plans in place before the storm hits.
Our team is standing by to offer sound advice on any specialty furniture items that need moving. Contact us for a stress-free relocation today!