Common Mistakes to Avoid While Designing Room Layout

03 Sep 2017

Common Mistakes to Avoid While Designing Room Layout

A robust floor plan holds the key to optimal use of the space available in a home and helps the owners make the most of their homes. Effective planning of the layout saves not only a lot of time but also money. Project managers at Hanzo Design devote a considerable amount of time in planning the layout because we always believe in creating a layout based on the homeowner’s lifestyle and size of the furniture pieces. Here again, measurements are vital so that the layout makes optimal use of the available space in the house. Over a period, we’ve been able to pin point some of the common design mistakes that interior designers tend to make. Here’s the list of those common mistakes that we want you to avoid: #1 Complete Mismatch of Lifestyle and Floor Plan The layout of any home should always be in sync with the owner’s lifestyle, and it should be the most important factor in setting the direction for an interior designing scheme. For instance, if the homeowner loves to host parties regularly, it’s important to provide an extra bathroom easily accessible to the guests. Now, if you position it on a different floor or even in the bedroom, accessing it will be inconvenient for the guests. Thus, you’ll have to match the floor plan to the lifestyle of the homeowner to make the most of the space available in the house. #2 Design Vs Functionality A floor plan that looks perfect on the paper might not be practical enough to implement. People realise this mistake only while implementing. For instance, if you plan the kitchen too far from the entranceway, it might get difficult for your client to carry groceries to the kitchen. Thus, while drawing the floor plan, it’s imperative that you put yourselves in your customer’s shoes and imagine the practical challenges that the floor plan might present to you. Only then will you be able to create a design that is both good on the paper and functional on the ground. #3 Failing to finalise the space usage There’re several instances where even a functional layout failed to create a great experience for the client just because the designers could not finalise the usage of space. For example, if you create the walkway from the living room to the kitchen between the television and the sofa will be a huge distraction for anyone watching the TV programs. #4 Improper Space Allocation Our project managers have often found themselves in a fix at the end of a project, and it was all because they had only wasted a few inches of space. Thus, even if corridors are vital for both fire safety and functionality, it’s best to allocate minimum space for it. Space you manage to save will simply be a big thing for your bedroom or living room. There’re several other mistakes that interior designers often make while planning the layout, which couldn’t be included in this short post. However, if you’re interested in creating practical floor layout for a house, the project managers at Hanzo Design can be of great help. Just drop us a email or ring us and we shall try to arrange a meeting at a convenient time. [wl_faceted_search]  
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