A floor plan is a diagram or drawing that shows the layout of a building, typically viewed from above. Floor plans are used by architects, builders, and interior designers to plan and design buildings, as well as by real estate agents and homeowners to show the layout of a property.

Floor plans typically show the arrangement of rooms, walls, doors, and windows, as well as the location of fixtures such as kitchen appliances and bathroom fixtures. They may also indicate the dimensions of each room and the overall square footage of the property.

Floor plans can be used for a variety of purposes, such as:

  • Planning and designing new buildings or renovations
  • Marketing and selling real estate
  • Understanding the layout and flow of a property
  • Visualizing furniture and decor placement
  • Assessing potential safety and security issues

Floor plans can be created by hand or with computer-aided design (CAD) software. They can range from simple sketches to detailed, professional-quality diagrams.