Www.floorplanner.com is a nifty little tool that allows you to draw floor plans, to scale, of any type of building. You can even fill it with furniture, cars, rugs, add a roof, etc. It has a ton of options. It is free, but the functionality is limited. If you want more options, the annual fee is £10. I have no idea what that is in dollars…$12…$15? I think the free version is good enough for most uses.
The tool does take a little getting used to. I put in quite a few hours, and my drawings are still not accurate. I attribute that mostly to user error though. I did get better and faster as I went. It is nice that you can save your designs and come back to edit them later. That saved this girl from throwing the computer across the room the first night I tried to use it.
I just got the appraisal back, and it has a floor plan sketch in it. I forgot the bump-out on the main and second floor. I figured it out in the basement, but it was a lot of work to go fix the other floors. Laziness won.
There’s lots of floor space and lots of good work to be done! I’m excited for the challenge.