The floor plan at right is only part of an on-going electrical project in the old historic district of Ocala, Florida
On this particular project, the house plans were not available at time of work commencement and a diagram had to be made to keep track of all wiring installed.
Although this drawing is too small while displayed on this page, it deplicts the wiring schematic and the legend of all branch circuits to be later transferred onto a circuit breaker panel cover legend.
This Electrical Diagram at right is a detailed description of lights, receptacles, smoke detectors and wiring diagram.
A single room addition with it's individual panel box sub fed back-to-back from the main house panel. Originally, the utility meter enclosure was located where the new sub panel is now, and has been re-installed at top left of the drawing. Provisions were made for an office (top right) with a dedicated outlet for a computer station, next to the appropriate necessary low voltage cable and phone lines. (in this case, Cat5 cable was used)
One Arc Fault circuit powering the larger area outlets(bedroom, etc.), bathroom lighting and GFI bathroom receptacle.
The drawing at right is another example of the birds eye view start of the electrical floor plan utilized at the old historic district remodel.
The drawing is much smaller due to the wide area of the project onto the limited area paper size.
You could unrole a wad of architectural floor plans for the 1/4" equals one foot dimensions or simply utilize one 81/2 X 11" sheet of paper to record additions, changes, deletions and get a better idea at a glance.