For our latest project, we needed to draw a floor plan of a lake house for the Blanding family. (a fictional client) the house is a small 2 bedroom home with a cement patio. What were to show our method of poch`e (coloring in the walls) as well as our use of line weights and skill in drafting. We then were given a list of furniture we needed to fit into the house and come up with our own design while researching furniture styles and drawing everything to 1/4″ scale based on the furniture we chose. Seeing the limitations of the given floor plan, I decided to change it up a bit. I extended both bedrooms and gave the master bedroom a walk in closet, larger bathroom and sliding doors leading out to the screened porch we were to incorporate into the plan. I also pushed the back wall out, giving the kitchen a more open feeling, as well as making the dining area more functional. I also designated a closet for both the washer and dryer as well as the hot water heater, as well as a linen closet and I even gave the home a coat closet not too far from the front door. A new doorway was installed, replacing a window, from the kitchen onto the front patio which also has a bar-b-q from the original plan.
I felt these changes were required for a family of three, giving more entertaining space, more views to the lake which equates to more natural light into the house. I know that this family will appreciate the changes I have made and find it works quite well for them.
Updated plan with furniture layout
Updated plan – additional view
Updated second bedroom detail
Updated master bath and walk in closet detail