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Chantal Ruais Home Design May 25th, 2018 - 11:18:23
The footage will determine the cost more than anything else and should be the first consideration. How many stories and what exterior style and finish material needs to be defined. Each room should be discussed to determine the size raised ceilings flooring or any other features. The first factor in determining room locations is what view they will have. If there is a stunning rear view only so many rooms can take advantage of then these rooms need to be defined. A stairs if any often has expectations that go with it whether it is the railing finish or location.
4. Consider function and flow. As you and your designer begin playing around with where various rooms should be located consider how your final design will flow and how your family might function in each space. For instance to reduce noise in sleeping areas its wise to place bedrooms away from the communal areas of the house. Likewise if youre the kind of family that tends to gather around the kitchen an open floor plan with easy flow between the living room kitchen and dining area will suit you well. This kind of design also allows for excellent flow between rooms.
What is slow home design? Basically it is the principle of slowing down to design homes and spaces that are sustainable practical and functional. The slow home movement began in 2006 when John Brown Matthew North and Carina van Olm wanted to create a "critical response to the poor design practices that pervade the mass housing industry. Our intent is to advocate for a more thoughtful approach to residential design that improves the quality of our daily lives and reduces our impact on the environment". Slow home design strives for a more "considered calm and intuitive" approach to residential design.
The concept is to use well-considered design principles to create smaller homes that will be both environmentally sustainable and literally so in the sense of being built to endure. The practice also includes remodels of existing appropriately sized older homes that need updating. Brown says in an interview with The Chicago Tribune that a slow home is "reasonably sized and carefully designed to support its occupants. It might have an entry where family members can easily take off their boots stash their keys and store their backpacks for example.