Planning the layout of your home is one of the most important choices you will ever make with regards to your home. Whether you live in an apartment, a small house or a bungalow, the layout of the rooms will leave a mark on your lifestyle. The success of your home interior decoration depends on the home layout.
Home is that lovely place where you retire to at the end of the day and spend quality time with your family and friends; To bring in the homely feeling you need to be comfortable in its four walls. For this, the layout of your home has to be perfect – it should suit your lifestyle and create good vibes. A home with a good layout exudes positive energy into its occupants. The openings as well as the alignment of the spaces in the right manner, would facilitate the flow of positive energy and increase the well being of the occupants. A bad layout like having a toilet door facing the kitchen would increase the flow of negative energy within the home.
Proper usage of space
A good layout maximizes the use of the area, whereas a bad layout can do a lot of damage. The positioning of doors and windows, segregation of spaces etc, if done properly would make a small space look larger. On the other hand, for a large area too many unplanned elements can make the space look cramped. Too many corridors and dead ends would make space seem smaller, narrower and congested. Functionality increases with planned layout and decreases when the layout is not thoughtfully done. For example, in the kitchen if the counters are planned properly keeping in mind the alignment of work triangle (sink¬ stove¬ fridge) and making sure that doors and windows do not encroach on work space and elbow room; cooking would be no chore at all! Likewise, a family room is most likely to be put to good use if it is in close proximity to the kitchen than tucked away in a remote corner of the home. A patio leading off the family room or living area would be a boon while entertaining. Guest bathrooms/powder rooms should be accessible without interfering the private spaces within the home. Keeping these points in mind would not only increase functionality but also preserve the privacy of the occupants.
A layout helps in proper planning of the spaces. A house requires lots of usable space, storage space and movement space all this can be well planned with the help of a layout. A layout also helps you in working out the sizes of furniture and other appliances that you plan to buy for your home.
A home layout will also help you in prioritizing as to what is your requirement for present and future. This way you can determine what part of home is priority and what can be left for future expansion.
Estimation for construction
As the home layout is a drawing with dimensions it helps a lot in estimating the cost of the project. This helps you in making changes at the drawing board level itself if required. You can also prioritize on what part of the house needs to be constructed first and what can be done later.
A good layout would increase the value of your home. More than anything, a good layout would transform your house into ‘home¬sweet home
Plan your waterproofing
Just like the home layout, it is essential to plan and execute your waterproofing requirements in the start. It prevents water from penetrating your house. Waterproofing is very important as it helps keep your house dry. It helps reduce humidity inside the house and thereby protects things inside your house from damage caused due to humidity or water exposure. It is also important for the long life of the building.
Carrying out waterproofing at the very start along with the construction process helps in better adhesion of the compound with the members. Thereby creating a stronger protective layer around the building members.