Let's run quickly through some common
floor plan errors, in order to get to
more subtle design issues.
Direct Entrances Into
This is never done in polite circles.
Some kind of defined entry, if not a separate
vestibule, is an absolutely essential
element in a good house plan.
Improperly Placed Doors
You can't design a room without considering
where the furniture goes—real
furniture, not the scaled-down stuff
they draw in real estate brochures.
With the furniture drawn in (try two or
three different possibilities), you will
quickly see where doors can and cannot
be placed. Also, consider door swings;
colliding doors are a nuisance that can
usually be avoided (see Figure 1).
Plumbing Over Living Areas
Bathrooms, kitchens, and