Thursday, September 13, 2007

Effects Of A Floor Plan Done Right

Have you ever seen one of those homes where no matter how the furniture is arranged the home just feels crowded and awkward? It is unfortunate when this occurs and generally in order to fix this problem some renovation is in order. When thinking about floor plan one must think about how energy will flow from one room to another. Most homes are intuitively designed so that the layout of rooms makes good sense and it is not hard to decorate the rooms accordingly. However when a home's design leaves something to be desired then creating a pleasant living environment can be trying. Open floor plan living area are very popular as they allow more space and less confinement with walls and barriers.

People's moods and emotions are very much tied into their surroundings and the way their homes are set up is a big part of this. This is one thing that most people will have to think about when selling their home or purchasing a new home. It is probably not one of the first things that people think of in regards to new homes but unconsciously people will be aware of how the home feels from a space perspective. If you are going to try to augment the home's floor plan then try to think ahead to how you would like the home to feel. A more traditional roomed approach or an open concept space? One thing that most homes will have to in common is the location of rooms that require plumbing as keeping those in the same general area makes sense from a plumbing perspective.

When buying a home this is especially important as you are choosing the area that you will reside in for the next while and if you end up with a space that does not suit you then going home at the end of the day can be harder and more stressful. Be extremely careful when choosing your new home. If possible then try to spend a bit of time just getting used to the "flow" of the home and deciding if it suits you and your space needs. At times it may not seem like a hugely important thing but in reality it has more of an effect on your moods and energy than one might think. Your mental and emotional well being is important and being in a space where you feel comfortable and at home makes anyone happier and that's what proper energy flow is all about.

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