5 Traffic or Circulation Path The route that people follow as the move from one place to another.3-4 Feet should be allowed for circulation paths.Types – Family, Work & Service, Guest
6 Good Family Circulation Bathrooms should be close to bedrooms.Indoor living next to outdoor living area’sOther related rooms close to each other.High use routs should be short and simple.
7 Work TriangleIs the route from the center of the sink, to the center of the stove to the center of the refrigerator and back to the sink.Smaller work triangles will save steps.For safety reasons there should be no cross traffic. Cross traffic can cause spills and other accidents.
8 Other Aspects of Good Work Circulation Easy access to the basement, garage and storage areas.Clothes care center in a convenient location.Ask yourself these QuestionsCan the cook prepare a meal without worrying about constantly walking into someone going by?If people can eat in their rooms or living areas, can they get there without leaving a Hansel and Gretel trail through the entire house?If you spend a lot of time grilling outside on the patio, is it convenient to the inside food prep area?Do you have to walk through to the other end of the house to reach the outdoor grill?Can you bring the groceries right in from the outside without having to go through the living room?
9 Service EntranceService entrances should be located near the kitchen and basement stairs.
10 Guest CirculationEntry, living, dining, powder room or ½ bath not in private area’s of the home, porches, patios, entertainment rooms.Ask YourselfHow to guests travel to the living room when you are entertaining?Do they have to go through private areas of your home?How do they get to the powder room?Is the kitchen handy for serving food and drinks to your guests when you are entertaining?
11 Important Room Relationships Bathroom & BedroomKitchen & DiningMudroom & GarageGarage & KitchenKitchen and outdoor living spaceLiving and dining areasCan you think of others?
13 Types of drawings in a set of Blueprints Floor plan
14 Types of drawings in a set of Blueprints Foundation plans
15 Types of drawings in a set of Blueprints Electrical plans
16 Types of drawings in a set of Blueprints Plot plan
17 Types of drawings in a set of Blueprints Elevation
18 Types of drawings in a set of Blueprints DetailsGENERAL HOUSE INFORMATION Width:79' 10"Depth:86' 8“Dwelling Number:SingleBonus Access:NoneEXTERIOR STYLE TraditionalCountryFrench NUMBERS OF ROOMS Bedrooms:4Full Baths:4 FINISHED SQUARE FOOTAGE Main Level:3354 Sq. Ft.Total: 3354 Sq. Ft. UNFINISHED SQUARE FOOTAGE Garage:990 Sq. Ft.Porch:662 Sq. Ft.Bonus Room:615 Sq. Ft. GARAGE Garage Type:Attached
19 Types of drawings in a set of Blueprints Pictoral Presentation
20 ScaleMost residential plans are drawn in ¼” =1ft