Tips and Tricks for Assessing House Floorplans

  • Article by: Sally Wood

If you’re building for the first time, floorplans can be complex to understand. Basically, they provide an aerial view of all the rooms in a house, including features like kitchen layouts, storage/cupboards, windows, and bathroom layouts.

Best of all, floorplans are all 100% to scale. This means that, if you feel so inclined, you can measure and step out the real-world measurements and plot out how big different rooms and spaces will be when construction is complete.

Once you embark on the home design adventure, you’ll be a natural at understanding floorplans and their value. There’s just one simple tip to always remember – pay close attention to the details.


Once you have a block of land, how you use it is entirely up to you. It’s important to take your time to assess a floorplan to ensure that your new home maximises space and fits into the area.

When you are assessing your floorplan, think carefully about natural light and communal spaces for living and entertaining. Pay close attention to the size of rooms, the location of doors, windows, and stairs.

Take your time to examine every fine detail.


Think about your current living circumstances and how they are likely to change into the future as your family grows or your needs change.

Consider all the finer details like:

  • Storage
  • Flexibility
  • Noise
  • Furniture placement
  • Privacy

Think about the smaller spaces in a home that you may need, like alcoves and storage in the garage. Also, keep in mind that while open-plan homes are a major selling point, they can also carry plenty of noise.

Remember that while most builders will offer a standard range of floorplans, most will also work with you to customise these floorplans to suit your individual needs and tastes.

Published: 12/10/2021
Author: Sally Wood