5 Tips to Improve the Functionality of Your Home
Have you ever just been so frustrated with how an area of you room was working you headed straight to the store looking for a solution.
You’re not alone!
How does interior design relate to how your home functions:
1. Human ergonomics: the way out your joints work, the standard length of your arms. All the abilities and limitations of the human body go into the design of your home and were a part of the course work during my design program.
2. Work spaces and human interaction: how people work in a kitchen together, how people move in a living room, entertaining and group gathering in areas within each room.
3. Patterned behavior and repetitive activities: Putting the dishes in the dishwasher, entering a room to sit on a sofa, watching tv. Inadequate space, things located in the wrong areas in relation to eachother, and the wrong height of items means a bad interior design.
Most clients come to us from a need to make their home more functional because something just isn’t working for them
Here’s a few tips to help get you started.
Tip 1: Limit the amount of furniture in a single room.
Tip 2: Layout your room based on daily activity and where things are happening. Where do you have your morning coffee, how do you serve dinner.
Tip 3: Measure walk ways so appropriate width based on the number of people in your home. If you designing a kitchen, a one cook kitchen, a two cook kitchen, and a 3 or more kitchen all require different allowances.
Tip 4: Leave appropriate clearances next to doors and stairways.
Tip 5: Organize your room with creative storage bins and cabinets.
Each home is different and the way each family uses their home is different.
The functionality of your home can be directly related to your floorplan so contact us to get a floorplan layout that fits directly to the dimensions of your home.
MID is a Interior Design Firm located in Riverside, Ca servicing Southern California and beyond. We offer kitchen, bath, and whole home design services.