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See below for tips to help you create your own floorplan. 


  • Tape measure

  • Cell phone camera

  • Paper

  • Pencil


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Stand in the entry door to sketch your space.

Start with the direction of the door swing followed by each perimeter wall, drawing in a clockwise direction.

Once the floorplan is sketched, measure each wall with our tape measure on the floor, from baseboard to baseboard, and label with a corresponding numbered list.

Here is an example:

1. Door width = 36"

2. Wall width = 12"

3. Opening width = 40"

4. Wall width = 56"

5. Wall width = 120"

6. Wall width = 44"

7. Window width = 56" ; sill height 18"

8. Wall width = 8"

9. Wall width = 84"

10. Ceiling height = 108"

When measuring windows or doorways, include the trim on either side in the width of the opening. Note the height of the windowsill from the floor. Please also include the ceiling height as your last measurement.

If you'd like window treatments in your project, see How-to: Window Treatment Measurements


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Stand in each of the eight vantage points and snap a photo.


Start in one corner and move around the room in one direction.

Using your cell phone, record a video of the space(s) as you enter the room ending the video as you return to the entry point. Next, stand in the middle of the room and pan in a clockwise direction to capture a 360-degree video.

The photos and videos are used as reference to orient us in your dimensioned sketch and to give insight to features to consider while designing.

Now, you can share or use your floorplan as a tool for planning purposes when designing your space.


If you have decided to work with Green Owl Design for your virtual project, you can upload your sketch(es), measurement list, and labeled photos when filling out our Virtual Design Inquiry

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