One Point Perspective Drawing

  • A perspective drawing is a representation of the actual room
  • It is not a drafting drawing requiring drawing to scale.  
  • Its purpose is to sell the building floor plan not to build from. 
  • You are to create a 1-pont perspective of your altered house plan.


Looking at your floor plan kitchen area determine the direction to look from that will best show off your kitchen.  In the sample below it is best to look at the refrigerator straight on because otherwise the fridge will hide a lot of the cabinets.

Open your Titleblock and Save As “Perspective”.

Change to “Model” space if in Paper space 

Go to the Block Panel and select “Insert” then “Browse” to S:\Classes\richardson_b\Notes\Drafting and select either the left or right one point perspective drawing.

In the Insert dialogue box:

  • Uncheck “Specify On-screen”
  • Check “Explode”

If you are not at the school you may right click the following to download but you will then need to insert you titleblock.

Dimension the parts of your kitchen as needed.

Draw your basic kitchen layout on the floor and ceiling.

  • Use the sidewall to estimate the sizes (You cannot use Coordinate Entry)  

Open the Kitchen Cabinet/Appliance Sizes and work on bringing up the cabinets and appliances to the proper height.

  • Use the sidewall to estimate the sizes (You cannot use Coordinate Entry)  

Use the vanishing point on the back wall for lines going deeper into the room.

Slowly add the details to each of the parts in the drawing.  You will need to turn off the Perspective layer occasionally to work on the drawing.

Click on the drawings below to enlarge the view to see how to layout the back corner of the back counters.

  • The light blue lines are the shape of the back counter so you can project lines across.
  • The dark blue lines are the lines you use to construct the corners of the counter, cupboard and kick (bottom).
  • The white lines are the finished product when the lines have been trimmed and erased. 

Continue to add the details to each of the parts in the drawing.  

  • Remember to add drawers (6” high).
  • Break the cupboards up into 18” to 24” cupboards and drawers.
  • Remember to have a double cupboard under the sink area.

Finish adding all the details then add the finer details such as outlets, baseboards, handles, and possibly some furniture.  

  • For realism make it look lived in by adding a plant, toaster, towel or whatever – do not overdo it, you don’t want it to just look messy.
See Sample Below