floor plan

noun

Definition of floor plan 

1 : a scale diagram of a room or suite of rooms viewed from above and used especially for planning effective use and arrangement of furnishings looking at the builder's floor plan

2 : the layout of a room or a suite of rooms On the ground floor, design architects removed some walls to create an open floor plan with lots of light …— Colleen O'Connor a house with an unusual floor plan

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Two challenges, though, faced the couple on deciding how to naturally decorate the sprawling open floor plan in a way that pleased both parties. Taylor M. Riley, The Courier-Journal, "This Prospect home does summer the right way with the perfect pool," 14 June 2018 Bone inlay furniture and handmade mirrors fill out the floor plan. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "Hot Property: Joey McIntyre bids adieu to his familiar L.A. block," 9 June 2018 That family would select floor plans and view options through Taylor Morrison’s website, which the marketing team oversees. Elise Riley, azcentral, "Taylor Morrison earns high marks as employer," 14 May 2018 The architects created the floor plan to allow for joint financing—the developer or city might provide the roof and foundation, while residents cover the cost of infill. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "This concrete home was designed as ‘expandable’ low-cost housing," 11 Apr. 2018 The one-story abode enters to an open floor plan with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace at the center. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "‘Twilight’ actor Jackson Rathbone sells his pad in Studio City," 7 June 2018 With an open floor plan comes natural sunlight streaming through. Roxanne Washington, cleveland.com, "Cool Spaces: Heidi and Erik Salo mix-and-match decor in Century-old Lakewood Colonial: (photos)," 4 Apr. 2018 Further in, a bright open floor plan encompasses a living room with a fireplace, an eat-in kitchen with marble and quartz countertops, a formal dining room and an indoor-outdoor family room. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "‘X-Men’ producer Simon Kinberg spins off Sunset Strip estate," 11 July 2018 The narrow front entryway fans out into an open concept floor plan. Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, "Modern meets antique. This Norton Commons cottage is the perfect combo," 21 June 2018

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1831, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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