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House Plans Explained - How to Draw Your House Plan Online

Do you want to design your own house plan? Learn everything you need to know about how to create a home plan yourself.

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What Is a House Plan?

A house plan is a drawing that illustrates the layout of a home. House plans are useful because they give you an idea of the flow of the home and how each room connects with each other. Typically house plans include the location of walls, windows, doors, and stairs, as well as fixed installations. Sometimes they include suggested furniture layouts and built-out outdoor areas like terraces and balconies. They are usually drawn to scale and indicate room types along with room sizes and key wall lengths.

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Can I Design My Own House Plan?

You most certainly can! You can save a lot of time and money if you design a house plan yourself. It is also really fun to do. Many local authorities require an architect-drawing together with the permit application. If you have already designed the house, it is relatively quick for an architect to finalize the house plan and convert it into a construction drawing. With your own house plan design, the architect isn’t starting from scratch and you have a good idea of your dream home design already.

dave campbell

I have found RoomSketcher to provide exactly what I was looking for – a tool that was easy to use to draw up my house and then start removing walls, adding new furniture, etc., and then get a quick 3D rendering of that.

Dave Campell

Homeowner, USA

How to Design Your House Plan Online

There are two easy options to create your own house plan. Either start from scratch and draw up your plan in a floor plan software. Or start with an existing house plan example and modify it to suit your needs. 

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Option 1: Draw Yourself With a Floor Plan Software

You can easily draw house plans yourself using floor plan software. Even non-professionals can create high-quality plans. The RoomSketcher App is a great software that allows you to add measurements to the finished plans, plus provides stunning 3D visualization to help you in your design process.

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Option 2: Modify an Existing House Plan

If you choose this option, we recommend you find house plan examples online that are already drawn up with a floor plan software. Browse these for inspiration, and once you find one you like, open the plan and adapt it to suit particular needs. RoomSketcher has collected a large selection of house plan examples, all of which are drawn up using our app. Find your favorite and kick-start your dream home design right away. 

How To Draw House Plans With RoomSketcher

Draw house plans in minutes with our easy-to-use floor plan app. Create high-quality 2D and 3D Floor Plans with measurements, ready to hand off to your architect.

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House Plan Examples

The quickest way to create your own house plan is to start with an existing plan online and then modify that. Below you will find lots of examples to inspire your new house plan.

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