How to Make a House Diagram


A diagram of a house is used to design the interior. You can draw out one room in order to decide furniture placement or an entire house to figure out which room is best for each purpose. Making a diagram only requires a few basic supplies and information on the dimensions of the house and rooms. The task requires no special drawing skills, since mainly the diagram is made up of intersecting straight lines.

Things You'll Need

  • Grid paper
  • Measuring tape
  • Colored pencils
  • Scissors
  • Measure the inside of the house walls and write down the dimensions. Make notes of which walls go with which measurements.

  • Measure furniture dimensions if you are going to draw the objects in the home for the purpose of placement.

  • Draw the outside dimensions of the house on grid paper. Scale the measurements to the grid by assuming 1 foot is one square on the grid or 1/2 foot is one square. The conversion factor is your choice.

  • Draw the lines for the inner walls according to the scale. If there are openings for doors, leave a space for the door to the dimensions of the door opening. For windows, draw the line for the wall, but make sash marks on either end of where the window is located to indicate that it's there.

  • Write the measurements on the grid paper out to the sides of the lines if you want the diagram to be detailed.

  • Draw out the dimensions of the furniture on separate grid paper. Color them in with colored pencils to match the colors of the furniture. Label each piece so there is no confusion and cut them out with scissors.

  • Place the furniture piece cutouts in the diagram according to where they currently are in the room. Rearrange them as you see fit to test out other layouts.

Related Searches


  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/ Images
Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

  • Anatomy of a Radiator

    A car's radiator is part of its cooling system. After the coolant has passed through the hot engine and absorbed its heat,...

  • How to Draw a Wiring Diagram

    Wiring diagrams, or circuit diagrams, are a tool that engineers and electricians use to represent circuits. The symbols on a wiring diagram...

  • Do It Yourself: Cable Wiring in the House

    Gone are the days when most homes had only one television. These days, TVs can be found in living rooms, family rooms,...

  • How to Design a Diagram of a Room

    Using a diagram to design a room uses actual dimensions to create a scaled-down version of the room. This allows you to...

  • How to Figure Out Old Electrical Wiring in My House

    Figuring out the wiring system in your house requires a diagram of the floor plan that shows the locations of the electrical...

  • How to Do Simple House Wiring

    Although many homeowners hire an electrician to do their electrical work, many wiring tasks are well within the purview of the home...

  • How to Draw a Diagram of Your Room's Floor Plan

    The rooms in your home generally will have their own unique layout. This can make things like interior decorating, home improvement projects...

  • How to Draw a Fire Diagram

    Fire diagrams, often called fire escape plans, consist of a marked floor plan of your home or business. These diagrams include markings...

  • House Wiring Specifications

    Whether you live on or off the grid, use wind, solar or conventional electrical power, basic specs can help guide your wiring...

  • How to Draw a House

    Drawing a house involves laying out the basic construction, using simple shapes like squares and triangles to indicate the frame, door, windows,...

Related Searches

Check It Out

22 DIY Ways to Update Your Home on a Small Budget

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!