Interior Design Drawing Terminology for Newbies

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Over the years I’ve had a huge influx of designers, who I provide services for, that are new to the interior design industry. I’m always amazed at the talent and dedication these designers have at making such a huge career change, and what their previous experiences bring to the table.

Lets go over some terms to get you on top of your professional game, and help with communication with other design professionals.

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Floorplan

A view from above in a building where an imaginary horizontal cut has been made above the floor plane.

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Elevation

A drawing of the front, side, or rear of an object.

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Rendering

A color image of a space in perspective.

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RCP

Reflected ceiling plan. The reverse of a floorplan to show the ceiling.

In this case I’m showing a RCP/Electrical combo

Electrical / Power Plan - A floorplan with location of anything electrical.

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Detail

Enlarged portion of a drawing to closely convey installation, or construction.

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OC

On center, this is the typical location to pull dimensions for all things electrical, and plumbing related.

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Demo Plan

A floorplan showing walls to be demo’d with the use of dashed lines.

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Construction Plan

A floorplan showing new walls with the use of poche walls.

Poche - Solid hatch of walls.

Hopefully this has helped with clearing up some confusion. If you still feel like you need some help getting your standards in place. I do offer accountability calls, where we can go over the necessary drawings you need for your project.

You can schedule those here…