To read a builder's floor plan more effectively, imagine yourself virtually walking through a complete, three-dimensional model of the home as you follow key sections of the plan. Understand the scale of the plan, and use it to help in your visualization.
The floor plan is designed to describe the layout of every floor in a house, and it is featured on every type of building construction project. Floor plans reveal structure; quantify area; describe door, window and stair locations; and provide users with customizable options during the building process itself. The rooms are typically labeled according to their purpose, and the outline features a legend or scale to determine size relative to the construction project.