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Unit D of QC Design School’s Home Staging course introduces you to the world of technical drawings. You’ll use the skills you develop in this unit throughout your career to measure your clients’ homes and to create scale floorplans showing new furniture layouts. Study the process of creating a scale floorplan, from making an initial rough sketch of the room to presenting a professional furniture layout. Master the art of space planning, including balance, visual weight, traffic flow and scale. Throughout this unit you’ll be guided by instructional videos featuring QC tutor Angie Chapman, who will walk you through the process of creating a scale floorplan and an effective furniture layout one step at a time.

Understanding Floorplans

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Drawing a floorplan is a vital component of the home design process. A well-drawn floorplan is an excellent communication tool and a great way to plan your home staging ideas. It allows home stagers to work easily with their clients and with other design professionals. Discover the different types of technical drawings and learn how to properly measure and sketch a room. Master the important concept of scale through helpful charts and diagrams, and study the different architectural elements that will be included in your floorplan, such as doors, windows, fireplaces and lighting fixtures. Learn how to use furniture templates to create clear and precise furniture layouts for any space.

Space Planning and Furniture Selection

Home stagers need to decipher a room’s balance, visual weight and traffic patterns upon entering the space. Learn how to identify a room’s focal point and design the room around it. Study various floorplan examples of unbalanced and balanced rooms in order to understand key differences. Discover how to establish a room’s axis and scale, and how to create balanced layouts that will generate visual appeal for buyers. Learn about the functionality of different rooms, and understand the role that furniture plays in the home staging process.