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Last edited 30 Mar 2020
Site plans that include floor plans
A site plan is a drawing that shows the arrangement of a property or "site". This plan includes the area of structures and buildings, for example, garages, walkways, landscaped areas, gardens, pools or water, trees, porches, etc.
 The difference between a site plan and floor plan
Site plans are by and large drawings that local and central governments require for their records. For the most part, a private site plan portrays everything inside the property lines; to be specific, essential topography, pathways, building structures, and utility lines.
A floor plan is a diagram to scale, giving a top view of the building. This plan shows the connections between rooms, spaces and other physical highlights. Measurements are typically drawn between dividers to indicate room sizes and wall lengths. Floor plans may likewise incorporate subtleties of installations like sinks, water heaters, and so forth.
 Types of site plans which include floor plans
- 2D site plans: A 2D site plan gives a clear view of the design of a property. They can be basic black and white outlines or colour-coded to show the floor plan in 2D with various landscape highlights, for example, green regions or cleared regions.
- 3D site plans: A 3D Site Plan is a full, 3D rendering of a layout. 3D site plans show a straightforward design and envision the landscape, including a 3D floor arrangement of the structure, materials, planting, and so on.
These kinds of site plans are used, for example, by garden designers and exterior decorators to make nursery and landscape designs and to demonstrate alterations to a property. They are also used by house owners to design home redesign projects, for example, extensions, garages, decks and so on.
They give potential homebuyers a better understanding of the size, scale, and orientation of the property, better than photographs. Showing the property design alongside the structure's floor plan, helps perceive how to the interior of the home related to its environment.
Seeing the landscape layout on the floor plan can assist in seeing potential alternatives that might not have otherwise been considered. For instance, can the space between a garage or extension become another patio or open-air room? Or on the other hand, would another window or glass entryways make it simpler to see a nursery or green space?
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