Space Planning and Design Ideas

Space Planning and Design Ideas

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When it comes to total home organization, there are secrets to space planning that will make the final outcome truly the space of your dreams. With a little insight and advance planning, you can apply these secrets to your entire home, one well-organized space at a time. If you are considering incorporating a new storage system into your home, follow these space planning tips from our design team.



Getting Started

Consider your home a blank canvas and identify the spaces you need to address most. You might be surprised to learn that the master closet is the foundation for a well organized home because when you begin and end your days well it has a domino effect in how you interact with your space throughout the rest of the home. While you might not find your master closet first in line, here is a suggested priority list that will collectively contribute to your organized lifestyle:

Projects: Master Closet, Kids Closet, Secondary Spaces such as Bathroom, Laundry Room, and Utility Room.

Stand Alone Projects: Pantry, Garage, and Living Spaces such as Home Office and Entertainment Units



What isn't working?

As you evaluate each space in your home and define its primary goal, the next step is to ask yourself this simple question "What isn't working?" A laundry room that also doubles as a garage door entry way is a great example of multi-use space that has conflicting solutions. When you answers this question, it will easily identify the needs for the space and enable you to work those into a design solution that can resolve them one and all.


Who will use the space most often?

A well designed space is intuitive to the person who will use it most. For example, adults have specific preferences for their space but may have to be flexible about how those work if they have to share the space with a spouse or partner. Children are still learning the art of organization while at the same time experiencing changing needs as the items they store change in size and in interest. A well designed organizing system will take these user needs into account so that solution works intuitively for the user.


How do you want this to change your life?

This question personalizes your goals for the project and helps you fine tune your commitment to getting it done. While working with a dedicated project budget, you can make design decisions that will support these goals to make sure that the final solution has the impact you hoped for. You can also design with the long view in mind, giving you the flexibility to add-on features as your needs and budget grow or to modify when your lifestyle changes. Either way, knowing how you want your organizing systems throughout your home to change your life gives you a road map for organized success.


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