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How To: Understand Floor Plans

How To: Understand Floor Plans

When it comes to off-the-plan properties, floor plans matter. In established markets, the floor plan is pretty much fixed unless you decide to renovate. However, in the off-the-plan market, there are several factors to consider when analysing floor plans and it's important to ask the right questions when discussing the purchase of an off-the-plan property with agents and developers.

One crucial factor is the size of the floor plan. The advertised sizes can vary greatly, so it's important to understand whether the plans refers to the internal size or the total size of the property. The internal size refers to the actual floor area inside the apartment, measured in square metres (m²). On the other hand, the external size includes the dimensions of balconies, courtyards and sometimes even parking spaces or storage areas. When promoting our properties, Cornus Developments focuses on the internal size, as this is the area where buyers will be furnishing and decorating their new homes and it provides buyers with the most accurate representation of the space they're going receive. We also provide information on the external size, giving potential buyers an idea of the outdoor space.

Key Elements To Reading A Floor Plan:

The Compass Mark

The compass sign on the floor plan will point to North. This helps buyers to understand the orientation of their home and the natural light aspects.

Size and Measurements

Size and measurements are crucial in a floor plan because they provide essential information about the dimensions and scale of the space. Understanding the size allows you to plan the overall composition, ensure proper flow and functionality, and make efficient use of the available area. It helps in determining the placement of furniture. Accurate measurements also aid in estimating costs, determining construction feasibility, and ensuring that the design aligns with your specific needs and requirements.

Wall Placement

Being able to understand how the walls have been designed and placed will help you plan the real layout of the house.

Window and door placement

Every floor plan will tell you where the doors and windows have been intended. You may need to look at the elevation along with the floor plan to understand how the windows and doors will function i.e which way they will open.

Furniture placement and size

pay attention to the size and placement of the furniture as it's good indicator of the size of the home. The furniture placement is also important for functionality, spatial planning, traffic flow, interior design and styling and a good indicator of design aesthetics. By considering furniture placement in a floor plan, you can ensure that the design meets your needs, maximises functionality, and creates a visually appealing and harmonious environment.

 

It's worth noting that floor plans for off-the-plan properties are not set in stone. Most developers, including CORNUS Developments, allow buyers to customise their floor plans to suit their lifestyle, as long as the changes don't affect the structural integrity of the building and remain within the original apartment's floor plan size, however, if in the pre-construction phase we can consolidate floor plans. So, if you want to move a bedroom or bathroom, or even rearrange the living area, it's usually possible. This flexibility provided by Cornus Developments allows buyers to personalise their living spaces and create a home that suits their needs perfectly.

 

Floor plans are highly important in off-the-plan properties, we aim to stand out by being transparent and offering customisation options to buyers. By focusing on the internal size while also providing details about the external size, we ensure that potential homeowners have a clear understanding of the property's dimensions. For more information call sales on 1800 267 687 or fill in the form below. 

 

 

 

 

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