know what furniture and equipment will be
moved to the new area. The steps you take to
develop the proposed layout are as follows:
1. Check the floor plan and electrical plan
against the actual room layout. If necessary, check
the dimensions. Correct any discrepancies with
a dark-colored fine tip felt pen or colored pencil.
2. Place a piece of tracing paper over the floor
plan on the print and secure it with small strips
of drafting tape.
3. Trace the outline of the walls with single
freehand lines (preferably with a dark-colored felt
tip pen). Terminate the lines, where applicable,
to indicate windows and door openings.
4. Remove the tracing paper from the floor
plan and place it over the electrical plan, lining
the traced wall outlines up with the corresponding
walls on the electrical plan. Using appropriate
symbols, locate, on the traced floor plan, all
electrical outlet locations.
5. You now have a clear overlay sketch of the
existing floor plan without the unnecessary
dimensions and information that are on the
original print of the floor plan. This is your basic
planning overlay. Check your overlay with the
original prints to make sure that relevant lines
were not omitted.
6. Place another sheet of tracing paper over
the basic planning overlay. This becomes your
second overlay. On this second overlay, sketch in
your desired location of all the furniture and
equipment. Use simple shapes for each and
Use letters or symbols for
identification. Repeating the outline of the walls
is not necessary because you can still see the
outline from the basic planning overlay.
7. If this first location sketch on the second
overlay does not suit you or does not provide an
adequate layout, lay another piece of tracing
paper over the second layout and sketch another
layout. Repeat this procedure with additional
overlays until you have developed a good layout.
8. Once you have a good layout, trace the wall
outlines from the basic planning overlay. This
final overlay sketch is your proposed furniture
and equipment layout for the new location of the