A floor plan is more than just a drawing on a paper: it’s the professional architectural depiction of what your house will look like, and the solid base that you can tweak and tailor around your needs before setting anything in stone.
It gives you a clearer vision of the connections between spaces, the dimensions, the traffic pattern throughout the house, and the different rooms and features it has.
The floor plan is a crucial part of building a new house or remodeling an existing one. Unlike buying a new house where you have to put up with what’s already there, you have the opportunity to design it however you like and create a space that perfectly suits your needs and preferences.
So, why not get a pen and paper and start designing it yourself? Don’t let the concept fool you: There’s many elements that come into play in a floor plan… And that’s why we are here to help!
House plan drawing requires specific skills and knowledge of architectural design. Therefore, it’s best to leave it to professionals (AKA us!). The primary purpose of drawing a floor plan is to give the homeowner an idea of how the space will be utilized and, in addition to that, it has to comply with standards set by the local authorities as well.
This is exactly where Urban Loop Studio’s services come handy!
We are a women-owned design studio with the tools and the expertise to cover all your floor plan design needs.
We offer you professional, detail-oriented floor plans curated to your preferences and the needs of you and your family to help you perfect the solid base your home will be built upon...And transform it into a solid foundation that matches your vision of the perfect living space!
Join us today, and invest in professional, highly customizable floor plans! Choose between our offers:
Think of us as a translator that bridges the gap between your lifestyle and the spaces needed to support those activities, whether it be the perfect space for working, cooking up a storm, or spaces that can be socialized in with a full bar.
We are here to help you from feeling the anxiety and uncertainty that comes with engaging in such a big project. We break it down to actionable steps and involve you in what your options are for the best results for your project needs.
We are client-centric and hold your hand every step of the way so you have the confidence you deserve in creating a space that is optimal for your residential and commercial needs.
Storage and Functionality
Spaces to Entertain
List of Services - A la carte
Blue Prints / Construction Documents
Sketches for Loan
Basic Permit Set
Custom Detailed Floor Plans
Revisions / Change Orders
Geotech/ Structural engineers, for foundation
HVAC Engineers to cool / heat your house correctly
Plumbing Engineers - make sure you get hot water and the pressure is just right.
Electrical Engineers - make sure there is enough electricity in the house to support lights, tesla chargers, appliances, generators etc.
Landscape- you know you want the curb appeal and perfect backyard space.
Pool Consultants- 50% of homes have a pool, why not you?
Audio /Visual/ Tech - support for media rooms, robust home offices, home PA systems
Green Building - lessen the impact on the environment by using recycled materials, eco friend materials, recycling, reducing waste and more.
Plumbing Fixtures, i.e. faucets
Electrical, i.e. plugs, switches
Mechanical, i.e. vent covers.
Cabinets / Cabinet Hardware
Appliances, cooktops etc
Finishes, tile, flooring etc.
Door / Hardware, i.e. door handles
Windows, casement, picture etc.
Drapes / Blinds / Curtains
Estimates / Comparison
Contractor Team Selection / Execution
Managing Contractor/ subs
Overseeing project timelines, scheduling, and budget.
Select the services you need from the a la carte Menu of Services and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote. As you add items, the better the pricing we can offer. If you are not sure what you need, schedule a 15-minute call with so that we can learn about your project and prescribe you services OR scroll the bottom and pick from our most popular design packages.
Our fees are mostly percentage-based because they allow flexibility for the scope and design changes while also avoiding an abrupt halt in project everytime the project contract needs to be modified due to changes. The percentages are based on construction labor and material costs.
Fixed fees are available upon request and reserved for clients who have experience in the design- bid- build process and repeat clients. These projects tend to go faster, due to the efficiencies that come with having experience going through the process multiple times.
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So what’s the REAL difference between an architect, designer, and a drafter – and who should you work with?
In many professions, you have options when it comes to choosing the right professional to work with. In medicine, there are physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, and doctors. In law, there are legal aids, paralegals, and attorneys. In finance, there are CPAs, non-licensed accountants, and bookkeepers.
And when it comes to designing your home, there are architects, designers, and draftspeople. Each can all perform that role, but they each have different skills and will perform the task differently. So what’s the difference between them?
A Registered Architect
A registered architect is a licensed design professional with extensive education, training, and licensing and is legally responsible for all work they perform.
For an architect to legally use the title “registered architect” in the United States, she usually (with few exceptions) must meet the following minimum education, training, and licensing requirements:
graduate from an accredited university with an architecture degree (usually 5-6 years of study)
complete a minimum amount of on-the-job experience (usually the equivalent of 2 years’ work)
pass numerous AREs – Architectural registration exams administered by NCARB (at least 7 exams)
take a certain number of continuing education courses each year to maintain a license
Typically an architect learns about design and problem-solving in school, where she also gets crash courses in the various building systems and processes. During the extensive on-the-job experience is where she learns how buildings are put together and who to work with to make it happen.
As a highly educated and trained professional, more is legally expected of her, which increases her risk and exposure to liability. An architect is responsible for protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public. By stamping architectural drawings upon submission to the local jurisdiction, she is, in essence, making this pledge.
The fact that an architect is a licensed design professional (and is held legally responsible for her actions) is the main difference between her and other design professionals.\
Designers work hand in hand with architects in design firms creating and documenting design projects. It’s how they receive their on-the-job experience.
In the US, a designer’s career path could have taken many forms. Here’s a few scenarios:
T-here are designers who follow the same career path as architects, graduating from an accredited college and getting on-the-job training, but who for one reason or another, have not passed the AREs.
This designer could be currently taking the exams (sometimes it takes people years to finish all the exams) and just hasn’t passed them all yet.
-There are designers who, after graduating and working in a design firm, decide they don’t want to get licensed (not wanting the added responsibility and liability) and choose to continue their design career as an architectural designer.
-They may be a seasoned designer, having been in the architecture profession for many, many years and know a lot more than others about designing and building buildings OR they may have very well just come into the profession and have a degree in architecture.
There is no education, training, or licensing requirement for a draftsperson.
A draftsperson can perform SOME of the tasks that an architect or designer does, but not all. And a draftsperson doesn’t have design education or experience, but they are highly proficient in using computer aided design & drafting software (CADD) to create architectural drawings for construction.
They may have obtained certificates, but they don’t have design training, technical construction experience, and don't understand how a building is put together leaving you at high risk of leaky roofs, wobbly foundations, paper thin walls, poor insulation and other major head ache's home owners face as consequences of cheeping out up front.
Are floor plans accurate?
It is impossible to fit all of the information need to build the squarefoot you need and squeeze it onto paper. Floor plans are like a recipie to be followed where in which the out come slightly differs if 3 different contractors took the plans and built their versions of the same set of plans. Some clients upgrade to our LUX plans that include detailed drawings for a premium, to achieve precision beyond what the city requires for permit and safety concerns. Other clients are detailed oriented and hire us on for project management services to advocate on behalf of the client during construction to fill in the gaps.
What is a good floor plan?
One that fits the parameters of your families needs, wants, desires, lifestyle, function, storage requirements, hobbies and budget..
What is the best program to make floor plans?
Revit and that is what we use.
What do architects do all day?
Architects are the professionals responsible for turning ideas into buildings. At the same time, the daily duties of an architect at a small firm generally consist of communicating, managing projects, researching, planning, designing and drafting.
What can a Residential Designer do for me?
An architect works directly to secure his or her Client's interests, taking into account a full range of important issues including purpose and function, the character and location of a site, methods of construction, value for money, design quality and style as well as related legal and contractual matters.
How do you talk to an Designer?
On paper or online, sharing some visuals with your architect is a great way to make a connection. Every conversation you have with your architect should be reduced to notes. A lot of information will get passed back and forth and it's easy to lose track of decisions you've made or ideas you want to explore further