Here's Cable Department Office Renovations Plan 2. Floor plans are drawings to scale that demonstrate the interaction between rooms, spaces, and physical elements as seen from above. They allow you to see how people will move about the space. Floor plans depict the overall layout of living, work, and outdoor spaces. Floor plans, while they should be scale drawings, do not provide enough information for builders to actually construct a home or other structure. A floor plan, on the other hand, is basically a simple schematic indicating room arrangement and providing a conceptual starting point. A builder need comprehensive blueprints, or construction-ready drawings, that include technical information not included on typical floor plans.