How do you read a floor plan for a mobile home?


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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.

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How do you read a floor plan for a mobile home?
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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.

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