How to read an architectural plan

architectural planIt can a bit difficult for a non professional to read an architectural plan. However, there are a few things that you will have to consider in order to be able to read an architectural plan. First of all, you will have to look at the larger picture. After that, you have to look for the smaller details like the doors and the windows.

When looking at the blueprints for a house, it’s important to look at the finer details. These blueprints are drawn up specifically for the contractor (like Johnson Construction Company) and future homeowners so they can see a rough layout of everything. You should also look for the denoted dimensions that are provided in the plan by the architect. This will let you read up the sizes of the different areas in the plan. There are certain symbols used in the architectural plans and the meaning of these technical jargons can be deciphered through the symbol index which could be found on your cover sheet of the plan.

If you’re still having trouble reading it, have your contractor go over it with you and explain what everything means.