Do you know what’s the first step of designing a good, functional, ergonomic and aesthetically pleasant interior design? It’s by designing a layout that can complement whatever style you’re going to pick for your renovation! The layout not only determines which spaces are open or closed off, it also tells us the placement of furniture and subsequent circulation spaces. Let’s take a look at 5 layout design hacks that all homeowners need to know!
1. On the media wall
Media walls are usually the focal point of any living room, while designing the layout, you need to maintain that significance of position. You can design an ample about of circulation space around the media wall to enhance its identity and creating pathways to other connected spaces throughout the area.
2. Foyers for homes
The entrance foyer is the most important space in every home. It determines the experiential factor and first impressions of your home. So, when you’re designing it in a layout, make sure that the first few feet at the very least are enclosed before the layout opens up to reveal the rest of the home.
3. Opening on public spaces
You should also note that only public spaces should be glimpsed from the entrance, so always keep that in mind while locking your home layout. Wouldn’t it be weird if the foyer opened up to a view of your bedroom? This is why, the main entrance must have a secluded view of only either the living room, or the dining area. All the rest of the spaces – both the private and semi-private – need to be kept out of sight.
4. When it comes to kitchens
The placement of the kitchen in the layout of any home is completely dependent on the owner. Some people love the concept of open kitchen that are clearly visible from all the public spaces in a home. On the other hand, some people like to keep their kitchens enclosed and private. Both of these options have their own pros and cons, so you must decide according to personal preference.
5. The bedroom conundrum
As far as bedroom layouts are concerned, people are always confused about the placement of the wardrobe with respect to the furniture. However, this problem can be easily solved by keeping a simple thumb rule in mind: no matter where you place the wardrobe, make sure you have plenty of space to move in front of it. If you don’t, then it’s going to become a major hassle in the future.