Planning Interior Spaces

Patricia Skinner  |  1/3/2007 8:10:06 PM

Planning the interior of your home may seem like an overwhelming task, but it does not have to be.

To begin, you and your family can individually analyze your own personal spaces:

  • How do you use them?
  • What do you like about your personal space?
  • What would you improve?

Next, you can extend your analysis to the common/shared spaces in your home. By identifying the successful and unsuccessful spaces, you will reveal how to most efficiently organize and locate space in your own home, thus creating a living environment that best suites you and your family. Color, decorations and "themes" for each room will evolve as secondary enhancements.

Accessible by design

When designing your home, the location of public and private spaces should be carefully arranged and easily accessible depending on function and frequency of use. In thinking about how to address public spaces in your home, you may want to consider the needs required by both young and elderly persons, even if they do not reside in the home. This will help you to foster the most universally accepted design. Easy access means easy living.

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