House interior design: 5 space planning tips

House Interior Design: How its Work  

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Typically, a house refers to an independent structure meant for comfortable living. But these days, the term equally applies to units like apartments and flats, where floor levels are on shared basis. However, this blog is more about independent house interior design than flats interiors. 

When it comes to independent houses, there are spaces that connect the inner spaces to the outer surroundings close at the ground level. And this gives the designer many opportunities to work with a more open approach. 

However, a lot of space means a lot of exciting options. As a designer, you have to screen out only the best of ideas for that particular house. So, read the following points and include them in your house interior design plan as well as you can. 

1. Remember, its a house, not a store.

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So, limit the items that you plan to include in that house. You see, a good house design cannot develop when you dump anything and everything in the space!

Hence, segregate the old stuff and feel free to discard anything that lies unused since a long time. Of course, that includes items like furniture, furnishings, showpieces stored in boxes, accessories, utensils and all other space eating buggers!

2. Decide-whether to maintain the old or change to new.

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Quite often, these statements pop up in the owners’ mind when they buy a house. ‘What should be the look of the new house? Should one go for a house interior design theme/style? And what about maintenance? Can I design my house my way and then maintain it as well, with ease?’

Here, whichever way they choose, you have to decide on what to do with the furniture and interior inventory they already have. And that depends a lot on what interior outlook you have in mind.

Before you begin with the site works, have a clear concept of which style you want a particular house to be in. Obviously, it will go a long way in deciding the stuffs you want to keep, those you want to throw away and those you want to buy.

3. Limit completely opaque partitions.

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One thing that people generally tend to ignore while planning a house interior design is how the number of partitions affect carpet area. Not only does a partition take up some floor space, but it also obstructs ventilation. 

Hence, for a tight space with a small carpet area, a lot of partition walls may be congesting it eventually. Thus, it is important that you weigh the pros and cons of providing such elements to a space. 

No matter what type of partition you give, in effect it does take away some of the precious floor space. Here, the importance lies in the utility of the partition element.

For example, sample a space where you put a floor mounted open shelf cabinet as a partition. It will ensure ventilation, no doubt. But still, you are giving away some floor space so see to it that the furniture also has some extra function,like storage. 

You can also opt for softer and temporary forms, such as a curtain, to divide certain spaces.

4. Use and leave space as required.

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Each area in a house interior design has a basic space requirement. So it is best to follow the measurements as guidelines and make the areas user friendly. 

Then again, there are certain places where you need to leave out some spaces,such as a gym floor, kids play area and such. The key here is to understand each person’s individual needs before finalizing their spaces.

5. Make a green connection.

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There are many ways you can work about it. In a spacious plot, strips and patches of greenery can merge with the rest of the structure. Also, it is a great way to tackle indoor pollution. 

Plus, you can incorporate them in structural components, like partition walls, shelves, storage spaces and so on. This way, not only do you welcome nature into the dwelling, but you also add an array of textures and colors into the aesthetic part of your project.

A smart house design calls for a smarter call at your end. After all, a house is definitely more than about first impressions!

 

 

 

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