12 Standard Condo Plans
One of the most common challenges when buying a pre-construction condo is the lack of a concrete building. Floor plans are suitable substances to solve the problem. They offer a two-dimensional, flat view of a building and its structure, door and window locations, room layouts, and more.
How to Read a Floor Plan
Floor plans clearly show the square footage and type of suite you are looking for. This often includes the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, dens, and balconies or terraces.
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Due to space constraints, you will often encounter acronyms throughout the floor plan. Here are some common ones you’ll discover:
W.I.C. – in standard condo plans, W.I.C represents “Walk in the closet”
W/D – this abbreviation in a condo plan means “washer and dryer,” and (if shown together as in the floor plan above, it indicates that the appliances are stacked)
- – a capital P in condo plans shows “Pantry”
STOR. – this is an abbreviation for “Storage space” used in condo plans.
LN – this one represents the “linen closet”.
Keypads in condo plans indicate the unit you are looking at (shaded) concerning other suites on the floor. This will give you more important information, such as which floors this particular layout is available on, the direction of your balcony, the location of the elevator, and the familiar walls you will share with your neighbors.
The Main Elements
The main elements in the standard common plans are labeled for ease of reading. These elements almost always include bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, balconies, living rooms, and sitting areas, and may also have other important features such as the balcony privacy screen and gallery foyer in the example above. Take a look at the above plan, for instance.
The dimensions of the various spaces and rooms are shown in feet and inches throughout a floor plan. Sometimes, arrows in floor plans are included to make it clear what the sizes refer to. As in the example below, the main bedroom contains two dimensions and two flash sets. This dimension is shown next to its corresponding arrow, indicating the distance between that arrow and its partner.
It is important to note that the dimensions are measured from the center of the room, and we assume that the space is rectangular. Actual sizes may vary slightly due to the shape and curvature of the room or due to changes in construction.
What Do the Signs in a Standard Condo Plan Mean?
- Dotted Line:
A dotted line in condo plans indicates doors in the opening direction.
An arrow in the direction of the sliding door indicates sliding doors.
- Line Weight:
Different line weights in a condo plan represent different wall thicknesses. Thicker lines are used for concrete walls that usually divide your complex and your neighbors or the exterior of a building. Thinner lines represent interior plaster walls. Shaded areas highlight wall features, such as concrete columns, as seen in the living/dining area above.
- Large X:
You may see in condo plans some areas marked with a large X and surrounded by a wall where the fan coils should be placed. This is where the suite’s heating and cooling system will be located. In some floor plans, the airflow position is indicated by a directional arrow.
Squares of different sizes in condo plans indicate the tiles and tile sizes on the floor plan. As shown in plan 1, bathroom tiles may be larger than those used in the laundry room. It is common to see part or all of the kitchen tiled, although this is only the case for some units. Remember that even though smaller tiles are shown, upgraded tiles are often available in different sizes and colors. You can discuss your options with your sales representative or decorator.
As seen in the kitchen area in Plan 1, cabinets that are placed in the upper position are indicated by a dotted line. This will give you an idea of their depth. Lower cabinets are built-in and not marked; you can use your boards and your decorator to confirm the location and number of cabinets in a particular kitchen layout.
- The closet:
Different wardrobes have different doors and internal storage systems. The entry is represented by a sliding or sliding door icon, and the storage system is represented by a solid, dotted line, indicating a shelf and rod feature for clothing organization. With the example above, the main bedroom closet features a revolving door that opens outwards and has a clothing storage system on each side, as the closet is a walk-in closet (W.I.C.). The second bedroom has a sliding door and a full-length closet storage system.
Sometimes, a condo plan is represented by furniture. This is done to show the proportions of the project better and the space used. This does not mean that the table shown comes with the set, although elements such as a washing machine, dryer, fridge, stove, and dishwasher are included.
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Examples of Condo Floor Plans
This condo plan shows a building with a contemporary design and eight units, each unit 953 square feet. It has an entrance hall and two bedrooms. In the plan of this building, there is a dining room, kitchen, bathroom, balcony, and storage.
This 2-story building has 1,277 square feet of living space per unit. 562 square feet on the main level and 715 square feet on the upper level.
This condo plan demonstrates a house with a brick facade and large windows. The front three floors show the beautiful appearance of the house. This 3-story home has 3,321 square feet of living space and 3 large bedroomsCondo Assignments Terms in Toronto Condo Assignmnets
You’ll be amazed at the whimsical look of this contemporary multi-unit home with a front garage. Each unit has an open floor plan on the main level, including a kitchen, dining, and family areas, plus a pantry and half bath. Upstairs is the owners’ suite with two additional bedrooms and a bathroom – plus a laundry room. The 2-story floor plan has 1,277 square feet of living space per unit – 562 square feet on the main level and 715 square feet on the upper level – and a 1-car garage of 217 square feet per unit for a total of 4 units.
This impressive narrow open-floor plan home (House Plan #108-1708) has 2,686 square feet of living space. The 2-story plan includes 4 bedrooms. This plan may be built with (or without) a guest apartment located above the garage.
This Victorian-style duplex has 1,772 square feet per unit. The 2-story plan includes 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in each unit.
The main level of each unit is 680 square feet and the upper level is 694 square feet. Den is in the basement of each unit plus 1 car garage.
This colonial-style single-unit townhome condo was created to provide the foundation for a multi-family investment building.
His stunning five-plex country plan features 517-600 square feet of living space per unit. The 2-story plan includes 1 bedroom in each unit. In total, the structure has 2,901 square feet of living space, 3 bedrooms, and 3 halls.
Use a combination of standard condo plans, renderings, pictures, and vignettes, when available, as well as the assistance of the sales staff, to truly visualize your space. For a better understanding of how your space will function, look, and feel, begin by imagining yourself entering the front door and moving through the suite. Not every floor plan suits your lifestyle, and that’s totally okay.