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What's the Secret Behind Floor Plans?

You can see lines and bubbles—but what do they mean?

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Have you ever seen a floor plan? If you're having your house constructed or if you've recently moved into you condo home, we're sure that you've seen those thin sheets of paper filled with lines and symbols. But what does each line mean? Do they signify an important factor in your home? A floor plan is an important must-have in any home renovation or construction project.

“A floor plan is an instrument for material takeoff and construction. It is also used for coordinating with various suppliers, and is a permanent record for future expansion," architect Richelle Baria shares. Learn to decode some of the symbols with the help of these basics.

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