Having received an apartment in your possession, you are immediately faced with new problems. Something needs to be repaired, it may be to change the rooms themselves, make an opening in the wall, and in another place to lay it on the contrary. At the end of these works, it is necessary to correctly arrange the furniture in the resulting room. This is especially important when planning a one-room apartment, where each square meter is worth its weight in gold.
Creating a room plan
You should immediately understand that to achieve the desired result is unlikely to succeed the first time – most likely a few trial permutations will help you to make sure where the furniture will be located. To avoid unnecessarily buying furniture and to minimize the number of samples, make a room plan. In this drawing, you can check the various placement options, select the optimal ones and exclude those that do not suit you.
To create a floor plan, you can use a sheet of graph paper on which the exact dimensions of the room and built-in furniture should be applied. In the drawing, it is necessary to note the position of heating radiators, antenna inputs, fireplaces, plumbing, sockets, windows and doors that open inside the room. If you notice that there is not enough space, you can free it up a bit by installing sliding or sliding doors. So the drawing is over. How to arrange furniture in the layout of the apartment?
First, on the general plan of the room, it is necessary to determine the place for ordinary and built-in furniture. To do this, take measurements from those items that you already have, and also approximately imagine the ones you plan to purchase. Now, keeping the scale, apply them to another sheet of graph paper. After that, the resulting furniture models must be cut.
As a rule, the usual layout of the room will be enough to create the interior design of the room. In order to determine the exact dimensions of the protrusions and niches in which the built-in cabinets will be placed, you can use the diagonal measurement system. To do this, draw a front view of the wall and indicate on it the name of the objects and their sizes (door width, wall height, etc.). If there are complex elements in the room (for example, a boiler), then the exact dimensions of the pipe system or similar elements should be displayed on the plan . In those rooms where space is limited (bathroom, for example), using the exact front view, you can choose a place on the wall for installing a towel rack or cabinet.
In addition, your plan should have a designation of places for basic household appliances and furniture. If this is a kitchen, then the working triangle should be correctly located in it: stove, refrigerator and sink. And also the arrangement of doors and windows is applied, including in their open position. If the layout of the kitchen is poorly thought out, then the stove will heat the refrigerator, as a result, its working life will be reduced. On the other hand, if everything is well thought out, then the extended drawers will not interfere with the opening of the oven.
What is important to remember when arranging furniture
Do not install furniture back to back – this is a common design mistake. If there is not enough free space, using items will be inconvenient. For example, if you free up space in front of the cabinet, then you can freely open its doors and drawer drawers. In addition, it is necessary to leave free passage between the main functional areas and the doors. To determine the capacity of the space between the floor and the window sill, it is necessary to measure the distance between them. Furniture should be started with large items (cabinets or beds), because there are not so many suitable places for them as for smaller items.
When choosing a place for the TV, make sure that it will not reflect sun glare. And around such functional objects as a table and a sofa bed, there should always be the necessary free space. When buying furniture, you always need to have a tape measure and a room plan with you. The dimensions of the external and internal doorways should be measured as accurately as possible, because large objects through them may simply not pass.
Now you know, how to arrange furniture. In addition, a competent layout of the space will help you make the best use of the facilities of the room. If you live in a private house, then the space under the stairs to the second floor can be turned into a toilet room: a small sink will take up less space than an ordinary one, and the toilet can be placed in the corner. Spending time creating a layout of the room and furniture, you can avoid private rearrangements and purchases of items that will have nowhere to place. Approaching this issue with wisdom, you can correctly place your furniture.