Step 1

Mark Size and Position of Window and Doors on Grid

Mark Size and Position of Window and Doors on Grid

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2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Map Out the Space

Begin by drawing the façade of the house along one edge. Use a pen and a ruler to mark the size and position of windows and doors.

Step 2

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2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Draw the Property Lines

Lightly draw in the property lines and then the diagonal measurements. If the lines don’t match up, adjust the boundary lines accordingly.

Step 3

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2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Draw the Position of Trees

Draw in the position of trees and their canopies using measurements taken in relation to the house and boundaries.

Step 4

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2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Add Final Touches

Finish by plotting the position of sheds, ponds, patios and so on. Don’t waste time filling the plan with features you don’t intend to keep.