- graph paper
- fine-line pen
- pair of compasses
Step 1: Map Out the Space
Begin by drawing the façade of the house along one edge. Use a pen and a ruler to mark the size and position of windows and doors.
Step 2: Draw the Property Lines
Lightly draw in the property lines and then the diagonal measurements. If the lines don’t match up, adjust the boundary lines accordingly.
Step 3: Draw the Position of Trees
Draw in the position of trees and their canopies using measurements taken in relation to the house and boundaries.
Step 4: Add Final Touches
Finish by plotting the position of sheds, ponds, patios and so on. Don’t waste time filling the plan with features you don’t intend to keep.