Graph paper, quad-ruled paper, graphing paper or millimeter paper is writing paper that is printed with fine lines making up a regular grid. The lines are often used as guides for plotting mathematical functions or experimental data and drawing diagrams. It is commonly found in mathematics and engineering education settings and in laboratory notebooks.

Bathroom Remodeling Made Easy With Free Graph Paper Square  

If you are remodeling your bathroom then you need some graph paper square

Before starting work on your bathroom-remodeling project you will need to draw a plan showing where everything is going to go. If you draw your plan to scale and you've taken care over getting your measurements right then you will be able to see from it whether or not your new bathroom design is going to work or not. Believe me if your bathroom design isn't going to work then it is much better to find out before you start ripping out the existing bathroom than afterwards when you have bought the new stuff and you find that it doesn't fit in the room.

Drawing a scale diagram of your bathroom isn't difficult; you might remember doing something similar at school. The trick to making life easy for yourself is to draw your plan on graph paper square or squared paper. This is nothing more than a sheet of paper with horizontal and vertical lines drawn at regular intervals but it makes things so much easier.

Yes there is software you could use to design your bathroom

Why does everyone want software to do everything for them today? People expect that all they have to do is buy a remodeling or design program for their PC and it will do the job for them. Well this just isn't the case. Is there software available? Yes there is and some very good programs there are too. Will it make my life easier when I remodel my bathroom at home? Unlikely.

Now if you are a property developer or a professional designer of kitchens and bathrooms then remodeling software is an essential part of your life because it enables you to reuse your work over and over again. However if you are just redesigning your bathroom at home then I would advise against it. Here is a list of arguments against using software:

  • Bathroom remodeling software is expensive (More than a sheet of paper)
  • You will need to learn how to use the software, which takes time.
  • Producing a design could take longer than using graph paper square
  • It isn't easy to change the design while you are in the showroom
  • The software may not do everything you expect it to do.

The scale drawing method is very simple

If you are worried about the scary words "scale drawing" then don't be. All it means is that you are going to make a smaller than life drawing of your bathroom while keeping all the distances in proportion. For instance if your bathroom is 8 foot by 10 foot and you have some squared paper with 16 squares by 25 squares then you can simply use the scale 1 foot = 2 squares. Your scale drawing would then use 16 squares across the top by 20 squares down and leave 5 unused squares at the bottom.

How did I arrive at that scale? I divided the number of squares across the paper by the length of the shortest side of the bathroom. Then I divided the number of squares down the page by the length of the longest side of the bathroom. This gave me 2 squares to the foot (16/8) across and 2.5 (25/10) squares to the foot down. Now both scales need to be the same for a true scale drawing so I chose the lower of the 2 scales, which was 2 squares to the foot. This ensured that my drawing would actually fit on the paper.

Cut out all the bathroom fixtures and shuffle them about

I think that the fun part of using squared paper to design a bathroom is drawing the new fixtures to scale on graph paper and cutting them out so that they can be pushed into position on top of another sheet of graph paper with a drawing of the room on it. You can spend many happy hours experimenting with different arrangements like this.

Spend time getting your bathroom design right

Make sure you spend plenty of time on the design phase of your project because whatever you come up with will be what you have live with for some time to come so it pays to get it right from the beginning.

Don't forget the bathroom accessories

When you are having fun rearranging the fixtures using your graph paper square design paper, bear in mind what accessories you will want to put in the bathroom. While accessories aren't fixed they still require room so if you are planning to put a large potted plant in the bathroom make sure that you leave enough space for it.

Draw plans of the floor and walls

You will need plans of the floor space looking down. You will also need plans of the walls, especially if you are planning vanity units, mirrors or cupboards.

Discuss the bathroom remodel plan with your contractors

Before you finalise your design make sure that you have discussed it with your contractors to avoid any disappointments later. They will point out any problems with the arrangement and any difficulties that you might face with regulatory requirements that you must adhere to.

Free tutorial and free graph paper square

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Added: May 10, 2009


Free Printable Graphing Papers  

There are several websites offering free, downloadable printable graph papers, some even allowing you to customize your own.

Why use a printable graphing paper?

Printable graph papers are better than graph papers you can buy from supply stores because of two reaons -- they are free, and they are customizable.

Sure, you have to pay for the ink you are using, but what's a few cents when you need graphing papers fast? Plus, printable graphing papers can be edited according to your preference. Change the sizes of the lines, add grids -- do whatever you need.

Types of graphing papers you can print (for free)

The standard printable graph paper can be easily downloaded from the internet for free. It comes in a variety of grid measurements from 10 x 10 to 50 x 70. It also has a variety of square dimensions that come in small, medium, and large.

Meanwhile, customizable printable graph papers have adjustable lines that you can resize according to your preference. They can also be downloaded for free, but fewer sites offer this option.

The shape is everything

When looking for graph papers online, the best way is to look at the graph shapes. If you are looking to use it for triangle point embroidery or logarithmic graphs, choose a graph paper equipped with concentric circles, triangles, or hexagons instead of traditional grids.

Graphing papers especially for teachers

If you are a teacher or professor looking for graph papers, there are websites offering free sets of graph papers that include lectures, notes, and even guides on how to use them and sample problems that you can use for your students.

Autor: Ilse Hagen

Free printable graphing papers

A complete Guide to PRINTABLE GRAPHING PAPERS is available in Picky Guide, one of the fastest growing online magazines giving free consumer advice and product information.

Added: May 8, 2009


Using Printable Graph Paper - How to Make Drawing Easy  

Using printable graph paper is an easy way to draw perfect, geometric shapes and diagrams, even if you're a lousy artist. The reason it works so well is that the small, evenly-spaced squares keep your doodles (and your brain) in good alignment. I've never been that great at drawing straight lines, and without some type of template or guide, my sketches quickly turn into scribbles that I can barely make out the following day.

Here's how I like to use graph paper: I just count off squares to make the shapes I need. I count a certain number of squares up, down, to the left, and to the right. From there I can simply divide the total number of squares in the row by one-half, one-third, one-fourth, or any division I want to create any number of shapes - all in perfect scale with each other.

At first I used printable graph paper almost exclusively for my shop projects; drawing out shapes, marking in the rough dimensions, and trying to get a sense of how the finished project might appear. Eventually I noticed I was using the paper for other things, too, like shopping lists, must-do lists, even simple doodling while I wait for water to boil in the kitchen. Now I use graph paper for almost everything. The neatly arranged little squares somehow keep my brain better organized, and better equipped to sort out the complexities of life.

See my favorite Printable Graph Paper

My favorite kind of printable graph paper these days has a series of converging lines drawn in perspective. If I thought I was bad at drawing straight lines, I'm even worse at drawing in perspective. It's a little tricky at first to see which squares your pencil line should follow, but with a little practice you'll start to see quicker and quicker where the lines need to converge on the page. After that it's very easy to keep boxes looking realistic, plus add anything else you want to the basic shapes and still keep the drawing in perfect perspective.

Autor: Andy Duframe

See my favorite Printable Graph Paper

Added: May 7, 2009