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Floor plans: 10 intelligent design layouts that will inspire you

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Whoever builds a one-family house or a modern apartment should, of course have a floor plan prior to building or renovating. A house floor plan is a drawing or a computerized image of the spatial conditions. Here you can see the plan as to how the house is  spatially divided so you can see where the bathrooms are located, where the kitchen is, and the placement of both the windows and doors. A floor plan can help you imagine the living space better. In addition, the exact dimensions can be read from technical drawings with dimensions. Thus the furnishing, the kitchen and the bathroom can already be planned in advance.

Floor plan with open living area

The advantage of a floor plan that shows the room's size in square meters, help with the visual presentation of the space. In this floor plan for a modern family house, the homeowner and guests are welcomed in a large hallway. Instead of a cellar, the house has a utility room, where washing machine and supplies have their place. In addition to a study room and a small guest WC, the spacious living area can be entered through a wing door. In a floor plan, doors should be placed so that you can see in which direction they are opened, so that the furniture can be planned better. Meanwhile, the trend is to integrate an open kitchen into the living and dining area. The kitchen is visually separated from the room by an island along with the stove, this is a wonderful solution where one can easily entertain guests while cooking.

First floor of a small house

classic Bathroom by Atelier Schöngestalt
Atelier Schöngestalt

Grundriss Schlafbereich mit halboffenem Bad

Atelier Schöngestalt

The upper floor of this small house consists only of a bedroom and a bathroom. From the floor plan we can see that part of the bedroom was separated by an open wall. In this part, a small seating corner was set up which, in spite of the small space, it still allowed enough privacy in the bed. The bathroom, on the other hand, is rather spacious and quite luxurious. There is one step leading to a large bathtub and a shower separated from the toilet by a wall. A toilet can be hidden in the bathroom, because it is definitely not the most beautiful furnishing of a wellness oasis.

Floor plan with garage

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Grundriss Erdgeschoss


In this picture we can see the floor plan of a cozy single-family house with a garage. Through a small corridor the visitor enters a guest bath, a study room and into the living area. This is equipped with an open kitchen, a dining table and a seating corner. Due to the openness of the space, the room continues to function and the plan also shows the windows that allow daylight to enter. Although the house is not particularly large, it offers space for everything a dream home should have. The large terrace encompasses almost the entire living area, which makes the interior even more beautiful.

Bungalow: All on one floor

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Grundriss Bungalow


Previously, the floor plan of a house was represented by a technical drawing. The architects made a lot of effort to draw up the room layout with accurate measurements to make a 3-dimensional representation of the blueprint. Now almost all professionals work with a computer software, which makes it possible to visualize the living space better, this also shows the type of material and furnitures that will be used. This way the buyer can better imagine what the final result will look like. This bungalow has the complete living space on one floor. Life without stairs is particularly suitable for people with mobility problems, wheelchair users and children. Since all rooms are on the ground floor, bungalows on most of the ground plans usually look bigger than multi-storey houses. As is often the case, the living room is at the center of all the action. This example shows, on the contrary to the previous ones, a closed kitchen bordering the dining area. Since bungalows are usually built without a cellar, the kitchen can be used as the entryway to a large utility room.

Floor plan before and after

Especially when buying a condominium, it may happen that the floor plans are made according to a model proposed by an architect. But if the new home is still in the early construction phase, the buyer can make some modifications. In this example, we see a before-and-after image in which a few walls are removed. The owner opted for a more open-plan living space, thus providing a larger living and dining area. Before the conversion, this change was planned in private, so it is necessary to make sure both parties understand each other regarding which walls are going to be removed, making sure that it won't weaken the structural stability of the building.

Penthouse with a spacious living area

A penthouse above a rooftops in the metropolis is something special. Especially if it has a large roof terrace, from which one can have a wide view of the city. On the ground floor of this luxury apartment we can discover not only the usual rooms, but also a sauna, a steam bath, a dressing room and a lift that leads directly into the apartment. The living area (halle), offers plenty of space for an open kitchen with a kitchen island and everything that belongs to a designer living room. The size of the living space is sure to compensate for people who live in the city. Whoever lives here is going to enjoy that steam bath and sauna.

Southern living

In warm and tropical regions, creating a semi outdoor living space can be a good option. Having the same type of rugged tile flooring and using sliding glass doors that can be opened wide will bring in fresh air that will circulate within the house. This style brings a natural and laid back feel to a space similar to vacation homes. This floor plan can also be called visualization, but gives us an idea of the construction method.

Dream view from every bedroom

This ground plan also belongs to a house in the south. The architects allow a pool view for each family member by arranging the bedrooms. The bedrooms are each equipped with a bathroom and can be reached using a long wooden walkway. Also the rest of the house is adapted to a warm climate. It has an outdoor kitchen, as well as an open living room with view of the garden and the swimming pool.

Ground plan of a luxury villa

The representation in a multi-storey dwelling house can be perfectly represented as on this floor plan. Each floor is listed individually, whereby, the lower floors are included in the visualization. The extraordinary architecture of this luxury villa makes it clear as to how the design will come out as a whole. The ground floor and the first floor have the usual living space (in luxurious furnishing) while the upper floor is crowned by a large roof terrace and a fantastic view of the pool.

Modern forms

Square layouts are common and practical, but when it comes to extraordinary living experiences, the floor plan of dream homes can also have different angles. Instead of straight lines, the room can have slanted walls that add character and offers a niche space for cozy sofa corners. The floor plan shows a ground floor living area in which the well-planned layout offers space for three bedrooms and a large living area. Each bedroom has a private bathroom equipped with a shower, while the family bathroom has a bathtub that is accessible from the hallway.

Which floor plan are your most interested in?
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