Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Room Planner

I stumbled across this room planner on Urban Barn over the weekend and I've been obsessively creating room layouts ever since.  It's such an easy to use tool, it doesn't require any software downloads and if you create an account you can save your work.

I started playing around with a rough sketch of our living room layout. We actually just ordered a new couch which is scheduled to be delivered on Saturday.  After a lot of debating we decided that the 1960's re-upholstered couch just didn't fit the style we ultimately wanted in the space and it was not comfortable!  The whole room was starting to go way too mid century and after we sat in our new couch at Crate and Barrel, we were instantly sold.

I was able to put the dimensions of the new couch which is significantly deeper and a little bit longer into the room planner which gave me a good idea of fit.  We have quite a bit of open floor space so getting a deeper couch will just move everything else forward a bit.

We are considering building a wall of bookshelves on the far left wall that will wrap around to the parallel wall so I added the assumed dimensions to see what affect they would have on the overall feel of the space.  This is a very rough plan but it allows me to see how everything will work together.  What do you think?

room planner

4 comments:

kniteatrepeat said...

Wow, what a great tool! Thanks for sharing. Although, I already see this as a mis-spent afternoon! ;)

The Design Boards said...

Oh yes, it definitely is! :)

Brooke said...

I really like Bassett Furnitures room planner. It's really nice to use too.

http://www.bassettfurniture.com/tools/room-planner.asp

The Design Boards said...

Thanks for the tip, I will check it out!