Beginner’s Guide to Design and Plan Floor Plans

by Mathew Hayden Experienced Content Writer

What if I tell you you can see your next dream house in a matter of minutes? A floor plan is all you need to have in front of you - and it will accurately reflect every nook and cranny of your building.

Whether you want to build a new building or customize the old one, It all starts with nailing the floor plan. And we've got the hookup to make it happen. Introducing EdrawMax, the ultimate floor plan creator. With dozens of killer templates, you'll be designing like a pro in no time. 

Don't know where to start? No problem. We're breaking it down step by step, so you can easily design and plan your floor plan. First things first, let’s start from the very beginning. 

Floor Plans - Why They're Essential for Your Dream Home

A floor plan is a detailed and scaled diagram showing a home's layout from an overhead perspective. It includes information such as the location of walls, windows, doors, and stairs and fixed installations like bathroom fixtures, kitchen cabinetry, and appliances. 

Floor plans are important for estimating construction costs, determining room size, choosing building materials, and determining furniture and decor placement. They act as a reference for construction workers and are the first step in creating final blueprints. A floor plan is easy to change and helpful for homeowners.

How to Draw a Floor Plan

Designing the layout of your space can be a fun and exciting process. The key is to have a clear idea of what you want your space to look like. Here's a guide on how to create a floor plan:

  1. Determine Room Needs

Before you begin drawing, knowing what rooms you want in your space is crucial. Consider the purpose of each room and what features are necessary. Make a list of all the rooms you want to include in your floor plan.

  1. Take Accurate Measurements

Accuracy is essential when creating a floor plan. Measure the length, width, and height of each room, as well as the location of doors, windows, and other important features.

  1. Utilize a Floor Plan Creator

Using a floor plan creator can make the process much more manageable. One popular option is EdrawMax, which is user-friendly and easy to use with its amazing, readymade templates. With EdrawMax, you can easily create a professional-looking floor plan.

  1. Add in the Details

Once you have a rough sketch of your floor plan, start adding walls, doors, windows, and other features. You can also add furniture and appliances to help you visualize the layout of your space.

  1. Check for Accuracy and Make Edits

Before finalizing your floor plan, review and edit it. Ensure all the rooms and spaces are the correct size and any necessary changes to the layout or additional features are included.

Draw a Floor Plan from EdrawMax Templates in 5 Simple Steps

Creating a floor plan has never been easier, thanks to EdrawMax's vast selection of templates. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to use the tool to draw your dream floor plan.

Step 1: Log in to EdrawMax

Search the EdrawMax website and log in with your registered email. Once logged in, navigate to the Templates section on the left-hand side and search for Floor plans. In the search bar that appears, search for floor plan and it will bring hundreds of professional templates.

Step 2: Select a Template

In the Template Community, you'll find hundreds of pre-made templates to choose from. Pick one that closely resembles the floor plan you have in mind. Drag the cursor on it and click Use Immediately in blue.

Step 3: Customize Your Plan 

Once you've imported your chosen template, you can customize the details to fit your needs. EdrawMax makes it easy to work with different architectural scales without losing formatting. Simply use the toolbars on the top and left side of the canvas to make any changes. Moreover, you can also change color themes and icons as per your floor plan requirements.

Step 4: Add Symbols

Click the Symbols section on the left toolbar, including doors, windows, wall shells, and kitchen elements, to add shapes. Put the cursor on a shape and drag it to the canvas to add to your floor plan. 

Step 5: Export or Share

Once your floor plan is complete, you can save it to your computer from the File>Save As options. You can also share it with the EdrawMax community using the Publish button on the top right corner of the canvas. 

EdrawMax: The Ultimate Floor Plan Creator

Precision and Accuracy

EdrawMax is the ultimate floor plan creator, offering precision and presentation in one package. The scale feature allows for real-time measurements to be incorporated into visual lines, ensuring accuracy. 

Library of Symbols

The symbol library improves the presentation of the chart interface, making it more visually appealing. This all-in-one diagramming tool also boasts a user-friendly interface, multiple start-up layouts, 24/7 support, and a huge library of symbols. Moreover, you can create unique symbols for your personal library. It helps in creating floor plans in future.

Vast Template Community

In EdrawMax, you can import Microsoft Visio files and access a vast template community with a wide range of free, editable diagrams and charts. Whether you want to use a pre-made template or create a unique design, EdrawMax's extensive template community makes it easy to create amazing floor plans in no time.


It might seem intimidating to design and plan a floor plan as a beginner, but with the right tools and resources, it would be a rewarding experience. Following the guidelines discussed in this beginner's guide, you can turn your vision into a reality and create functional and aesthetically pleasing floor plans. 

If you don't find the perfect fit or get great results in the first go, be inventive and try different designs until you find the one that works best for you. In case you want to create a new, unique floor plan, EdrawMax provides easiest interface to create one from scratch.

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About Mathew Hayden Advanced   Experienced Content Writer

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