How Do You Read a Floor Plan for a Mobile Home?


The process for reading mobile home floor plans is similar to that of traditional home floor plans, in that the home appears in a top-down perspective, solid lines to represent walls and breaks with thin slanted lines to represent doors. Mobile home floor plans may also appear in a modular format, wherein certain rooms are separate from the main plan.

Mobile home floor plans follow the same basic design concepts for traditional home floor plans, beginning with the bird's eye perspective into the home. The plan has a solid outline that represents the outer walls, typically in a rectangular shape or a larger polygon if the home includes additional rooms. Within the perimeter are the individuals rooms, with solid lines serving as the interior walls. Each room typically contains a label to signify its purpose, such as a kitchen, bedroom or living room. Some floor plans may use the same color for the floor on each room, while others recreate a tile pattern for the kitchen and bathroom.

Each room also frequently contains its basic area measurements, often as its length and width in feet. Open entryways into a room appear as a break in the solid lines, with the end of the line signifying the end of the wall. Doorways appear as a small break in the wall with a thin line extending at an angle to represent the actual door. Thin lines within a solid line represent a window.