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This guide will help you provide me with the following information:

·      Floor Plan

·      Elevations

·      Taking Photos

This information is very important for me to accurately design your space, so take your time when collecting this info, you can do it! After you have the info gathered you can take a clear photo or scan the floor plan/elevation to me and email them to me at:



1.    Use a pencil, sketch out the existing layout and be sure to include the locations of all windows, doors and closets. 

2.    Use a tape measure to measure each wall, corner to corner. It is easier to hold the tape measure on the floor to measure.

3.    Write down the sizes and locations and heights of each window, door, doorway, closet, electrical, media outlets, ceiling and wall fixtures including built-in bookcases, closets, alcoves, doorways etc.

4.    Measure and write down the ceiling height.

5.    Finally, measure each window from the floor to the bottom of the window, and again from the floor to the top of the window. Measure the width of the window and write down all of the measurements.

Draw Room

When you finish the first wall, total the measurement; it should match the first overall measurement. Continue this process around the room and note the measurements on your drawing.

Other things that would be helpful for me to know:

·      Ceiling height for each room

·      Location of all power outlets

·      Height and Width of windows and doors

·      Location of windows on each wall

·      Location of any wall sconces and/or ceiling lights

*** When drawing in pencil, please make sure the lines are dark enough to show up when you scan/photo your drawings back to me in order to be able to read them easier.

Photo Room


·      Do attempt to clear away as much clutter as you can when taking the before pictures. You will be glad you did when you can show them next to the final completed room photos.

·      It is usually best to shoot in daylight and avoid using flash

·      Dusk is the best time to photograph windows-low natural light will all you to take pictures that aren’t blown out by midday sunlight. 

·      For interiors, shoot from the waist or (if possible) get on your knees to gain the best angle for the photo

***Tips adapted from Apartment Therapy and Young House Love***