Does your room lack functionality or is it completely empty? Before you re-arrange or bring heavy furniture in, a good place to start is with a floor plan. To create a floor plan you’ll need to measure the room first. Measuring a room isn’t as intimidating as you think and with these steps, I promise you can get it done! First, you’ll need to gather your supplies; pencil, paper, measuring tape, and a helper if one is available.
Look around to observe all the details in the room then sketch a simple outline of the room, placing windows and doors in their approximate locations using the indicated symbol for them. If you have any unique wall bump-outs, built-ins, or fireplaces just try to capture their basic shapes in your outline. In another area of your paper write a list of some useful heights to capture (window sill height from floor, door height, ceiling height, window trim width, door trim width, baseboard height).