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Five Steps to an Efficient Small-Space Planning

Published by erbiecastle in General · 1/9/2014 11:12:45
Tags: planninglayouthome



With your new condo or small house purchased or just moved in on a small apartment, now comes the exciting fun part ---- decorating!  Small spaces require some careful planning in order to make the most of every square inch while staying true to your vision of "home."


  • FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT

What's the first thing you see when you enter a room?  Is it pleasing? Inviting? Does it reflect what you want the room to say about you and your lifestyle? Designers suggests arranging your furniture so the entrance to the room is welcoming and establishes a good flow of traffic.  Avoid blocking the main entrance to a room with bulky furniture.



  • PLEASING PROPORTIONS

For furniture to serve its function, it must be well proportioned to the room.  The rule of thumb is this:  the smaller the room, the smaller the furniture pieces.  According to a topnotch designers, "Whether the room is large or small, do not overcrowd the space with too much furniture."  This also applies to accessories and artwork.



  • LEAVE THE TRAFFIC JAM FOR ROAD

Avoid dodging around furniture, keep high-traffic areas clear, and ensure you can open doors without bumping them into your brand new coffee table.


  • FOCUS!

Plan your room around a focal point.  Emphasize your favorite feature by arranging your furniture around it.  Examine your space first to determined its architectural assets.  Ask yourself, does it have  great view or a cosy fireplace a its main feature?  If you're uncertain about where to start, choose your carpet first - it can be the inspiration for the rest of the colour scheme and theme.



  • MEASURE TWICE, BUY ONCE

Have you ever bought a couch and brought it home, only to realize it doesn't fit through the door?  The old "measure twice, cut once" adage will save you frustration, time and money.  Always make sure the door size will accommodate the largest furniture piece.  Don't forget to take your tape measure into the stairwell/elevator and corridors too.





From:  New Condo Guide




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