how to draw a simple house plan
It is quite a deep desire for lot of people to design and build there own dream house, but only a few have the opportunity to get a good plot size for a house in India. So do follow these simple steps to design and build your dream house plan.
Write the size of the Plot, the size of the house you want to build and also the foot print size of the building on ground floor.
For example, if you have a plot of 30 ft x 40 ft. Then
Plot Area = 1200 sq.ft.
Plot Size = 30 ft x 40 ft
Setback from = considering min. of 3 ft from all sides
Compound Wall and 5 ft from the front side
Building Footprint = 24 ft x 32 ft
Area of Building = 768 sq.ft.
Now do write the requirements of building your house plan. Write area for each space as per your family requirement.
Living Room = 200 sq ft
Dining = 110 sq ft
Kitchen = 80 sq ft
Kitchen store = 30 sq ft
Bedroom 1 = 120 sq ft
Bathroom 1 = 60 sq ft
Bedroom 2 = 120 sq ft
Bathroom 2 = 60 sq ft
Puja Space = 30 sq ft
Other necessary spaces which you may consider:
Car parking space,
Utility room for washing next to kitchen
Wash basin area close to dining
Now the Total Area of the house may range between 800 sq ft to 1500 sq ft or 2400 sq ft.
So check the Total Area of the House divided by the Building Footprint Area which will give you the no. of floors of the house.
In this example:
The Total Area = 810 sq ft
The Building Foot Print Area = 768 sq ft
So, No. of Floors of the house = The Total Area / The Building Foot Print Area
= 810 / 768
= 1.05 No. or 1 Story House
Use a graph paper or an imaginary grid to draw your house plan. Once the basic idea is frozen, then convert the same to computer generated drawing by using one of the widely available online software’s for drawing a house plan.
Best house plan drawing software available are:
Once you have drawn the layout discuss the same with family and close friends. It’s always a good idea to throw your thoughts with your close family, friends & acquaintances who can follow your house plan drawing and can give immensely responsive and realistic feedback.
Do take feedback's and comments positively to make useful corrections to your house plan. Even if you feel that still after this process you are not satisfied with the house plan layout then do get professional architectural consultancy fromwww.HomePlansIndia.com to develop your ideas/thoughts for your dream home.