Even though we haven't moved into our new apartment yet, we wanted to know if all of our furniture would fit! I also wanted to get a good sense of how I was going to set up each space in our apartment for function and design. I've tried out countless floor planning websites and apps, but none of them offered everything I wanted, and most of them were pretty complicated to use. I decided to plan out the space on good old fashion graph paper, here's how I did it:
Draw out your walls and rooms first, then add windows and doors. Make sure you note on your plan which way the doors open, so you don't accidentally put anything in the way! I also chose to draw in the permanent fixture now like the fridge, oven, shower/bath, sinks, and built in cabinets. These items are shaded in grey on my plan.
After you have the measurements written down drawing them out on the graph paper only takes a couple minutes, then cut them out. This picture shows the jumble of furniture I was going to attempt to squeeze into our little apartment!
It fees great to have a solid plan, and even though I might decide to move a few things around in the living room I know for sure that all the furniture I was planning on bringing will fit. This way I won't have to send things back to my parents' house three hours away! I'm also glad that I made the final decision to glue everything down, now I have a solid plan to carry with me on move in.
Let me know how your space planning goes!