Do you find it easy to go from room to room in your house? Does your bedroom have a large window that lets in plenty of sunlight, and does it connect directly to a bathroom? If so, these qualities probably didn't happen by chance. Instead, they were probably the result of space planning.
Space planning is an in-depth analysis of how physical space is used in structures. It considers the purpose of spaces and who will use them. Space planning is a process that takes several steps, and it's an important component for the work of interior designers and architects.
Space planning helps ensure efficient use of floor space without wasting it. If done right, it also accounts for all possible uses of a given space. When the process is completed, it can result in a comprehensive space plan. This is a drawing that identifies the needs and required elements of spaces, including windows, doors, and even furniture within them.
While we can't cover the whole space planning process in this lesson, let's explore some basics.