Construction Drawings – Interior Designer Life

Construction Drawings – Interior Designer Life


Hey everyone! It’s DesignChickee here I’m
actually working on a set of construction drawings today and I want
to take you through it so today is all about drawings I’ve been reviewing
drawings redlining drawings marking them up it’s for a project that I think I
showed you a month ago like last year it’s a corporate project that is about
3,000 square feet and I think I took you through the space planning for that
project while the space plan has been approved and the next step or a series
of steps is to produce the construction drawings and construction drawings are
really at the pure basic level trying to get what’s in my head what this space
will look like onto paper so that a contractor can read and see the design
and be able to build it so most construction Oh
have have you noticed have you noticed what’s going on out there like so I’m
gonna take you through the construction set what we have so far we haven’t
started really designing yet there’s sort of beginning stages of design and
by design I mean what things will look like in terms of finishes and colors and
materials but first we sort of try to layout the construction plan because
that’s a huge part of the construction set okay here we have the first sheet in
the construction set and it obviously has the name of the client it has a key
plan so in this case we have the full building but just that portion of the
building is being constructed this plan is not in the scope this we’re not
touching it always has a list of drawing so you’ll see there that a zero is the
cover sheet a one is our general specifications sheet a two is the
furniture plan and so on and then this is the furniture plan so I always like
to put the furniture plan up front so that the contractor has a very quick
overview of what that whole space will look like in the end
you’ll see here that all the private offices are in place the boardroom
there’s furniture so it’s a pretty good overview of the project the next drawing
is our demolition plan you’ll notice that I have started writing up some
notes so these are notes for the contractor because here we’re adding a
door that does not exist and so we’re just letting him know that there’s a
window there that he has to remove but he has to replace it with a door and
then all of these broken lines here these little dotted lines those are
existing walls that need to be removed so contractor needs to know what’s
staying and what is going this is our partition plan so our partition plan
always has quite a bit of information on there we’re actually laying down a t-bar
ceiling in this space and a lot of that t-bar ceiling actually shows you where
that your walls are gonna go so a lot of dimensions on this plan indicating all
the partitions as well as this hatched area in here that’s built in no work so
there’s quite a bit of information there and each plan also has a schedule and a
legend so you’ll notice here that some of our walls are white inside and others
have a texture inside so that’s listed out here in our legend so the contractor
knows which wall type goes where this is our reflected ceiling plan our reflected
ceiling plan is usually my favorite plan I just find it really fun to look at and
to produce so you’ll see here again we have our t-bar ceiling which is that
grid and then all of these rectangles with the slash going through it those
are lights in the board rooms a little bit more detailed so we have a suspended
drywall ceiling that’s what this indicates and then we have some pot
lights and again the legend this is our power and communications plan so this is
really helpful to have the furniture in dotted so that we can see where all of
that furniture goes having a power plant is really important
because for instance if there’s a printer in this area then we obviously
need a plug a lot of times those printers large scale printers and
copiers have specific requirements for plugs and so we need to know that in
advance and we need to tell the contractor that that particular plug is
different than a normal click this here is the finishes plan so right now it’s
fairly empty there’ll be quite a bit of information in terms of a legend and
some notes on this plan eventually but right now it’s left blank then we have
something called a door schedule door schedule is really important because it
lists out the number of doors all of the doors specifically and then what their
sizes will be what their finish will be and what hardware will go on those doors
and then we’ve got also drawings showing the contractor the style of the doors
and over here we have the partition type so these are the different walls that we
have in the plan we have sections for each one so that the contractor can see
how to build each wall this is sort of the beginnings of the design phase so
this particular wall here is all about the wall at the end of the boardroom so
we’ve got some tall cabinets on either side of this large area where there’s
lower cabinets below and then this is the area where the TV will go
we’re potentially putting in some wallpaper and two sconces on either side
so again that’s just the beginnings of what I think that space should look like
and then the next step is to figure out what kind of finish is happening on all
of it so there you have it a quick review on the set of construction
drawings that I’m working on they’re fairly close to being complete we do
still have to figure out all of the actual finishes
and that’s that’s a very detailed drawing on on its own once I come back
from my meeting with a client and make any revisions that they make on the
drawings the next step is really focusing on those finishes and design of
the space what I call the design of the space so we’ll be looking for carpet and
we’ll be looking for wallpaper and tiles for the bathrooms and different ceiling
lights sconces we’ve got a few options for different sconces in the space as
well even as detailed as hardware for the doors so all of that information has
to be gathered up and then present it to the client and that’s the design phase
and all that information once it’s approved will then be added to our
construction drawing set and then the set will be complete and it’ll go out
for pricing I think that might have to go out and shovel that snow so I hope
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9 thoughts on “Construction Drawings – Interior Designer Life

  1. I've just subscribed to this channel, your content is very nice, I appreciate it.
    I am a student of interior designing. This channel helps me in getting some of the trend knowledge.
    Please upload a video on how to choose colours for rooms.
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  2. I would also like to have more tips for contempary homes. My home is modern-classic villa (built 18 yrs ago) with large windows facing south. It is overall monochromatic with black-brown feature walls and alpine white mat finish cobbards. Off-white side seating and dark brown oak back (Molteni) and Maxalto side tables. Dark brown stained oak table (Maxalto) and dark brown leather covered Poltrona Frau chairs. My lamps are Constanzina from Artemide and Santa & Cole lamp in Black.
    You give a lot of tips for more traditional homes (trims, doors, hardware). I don’t have any trims or hardware on my furniture. Would like to redo the kitchen while reusing most of the cabinets, to lower the cost. I would like to change my counter top because it stains all the time (it is Belgian blue hardstone), very pretty in a showroom but not in a working kitchen. How can I enlarge my contour top in a modern way, leaving the dishwasher at height, creating a large area to work on and creating more cabinets on the eating area.

  3. Just a curious question as a new designer.How long did you spend on the entire design process of this project? Starting from meeting the client and producing all the construction drawings and schedules of finishes?

  4. Super super super helpful. Now I kbow how to communicate my ideas to different specialised constructors. I absolutely love love live your videaos.

  5. Hello and I want to say thanks for sharing so many ideas! I have a design dilemma, hope you can help. Our new Scandinavian apartment has open floor plan. It seems that the living room is divided in two smaller areas as the entry to hallway to inner rooms is almost at the center of the living room. So when I enter from entrance hall- to the right is kitchen (L shaped along the wall)- to the front of entrance is balcony door and window and to the left of this door starts the living room wall. To the left from entry hall is also a living room wall (3m). From left to right living room breadth is like 5m and the entrance to rest of the rooms (along two sides of a hall) is at about 1.8m from left and 2.4 m from right. Hope this makes sense!

  6. Hello, thank you for your videos, they are great!
    Can you tell me what software you are using? – for this construction plan and in general for other project phases (e. g. colour combiner – if such a thing exists :D)?

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