floor plan


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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Inside, an open floor plan features a gourmet kitchen, dining room, and a living room with a stone fireplace. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Modern ski chalet wants $3.8M near Tahoe," 30 Nov. 2018 With high ceilings and an open floor plan, the apartment felt spacious. Ronda Kaysen, New York Times, "Need More Space? Deciding to Fix Up or Trade Up," 20 Apr. 2018 At the click of a button, Grace and his team can bring up interactive floor plans of any school and see which doors are open or locked, or connect into live video and audio from any remote corner of school property. Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "What Littleton Learned," 1 Aug. 2018 The open, modular floor plans are filled with the delectable detritus of a lifetime of thinking and designing: African masks, bright Afghan textiles, little prototypes for toys never built. Reif Larsen, The Seattle Times, "LA Reverential: A City’s Chill Spots," 1 Aug. 2018 Throughout the floor plan, the all-white color palette is interrupted only by dark hardwood floors, a tiled fireplace, a few chandeliers and a black center island in the kitchen. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "‘Glee’ actress Naya Rivera rocks a home sale in Los Feliz," 6 July 2018 Seven floor plans offer starting points for a wide range of customization. Tony Bacewicz, courant.com, "West River Farms, East Windsor," 28 June 2018 This floor plan suits an art collector because the entire 5,000 square feet is on a single floor. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Philanthropists' Mid-century ranch in Franklin was made for art," 16 June 2018 The open floor plan office sits right next to a Drybar and is outfitted entirely in millennial pink, complete with Himalayan salt lamps and a tanning deck. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "Everything We Hope Happens in Legally Blonde 3 — From Tackling #MeToo to Elle Woods’ New Dog," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of floor plan

1831, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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