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Living/Social Areas – Living/Family Room Activities that commonly take place in living areas: – Conversation, recreation, dining, entertaining, hobbies, relaxing Furniture in conversation areas should be no larger than – 8-12 feet – 3 Feet of leg space is needed in front of chairs or sofas. If a coffee table is used it should be placed so there is 12 -18 inches between it and the nearest piece of furniture
Living/Social Areas – Living/Family Room There should be 3 feet of walking space around a conversation areas, so people aren’t walking through the conversation Secondary furniture grouping: – Seating for 2-3 people, a piano, a desk or a chair for one person There should be 3 feet of space between the wall or nearest object – such as piano benches, desk chairs.
Living/Social Areas – Dining Rooms Each person needs 2 ft. of dining space when seated at a table There should be at least 3 feet of space between the edge of the table and the wall or nearest object There should be at least 3 feet of walking space around the back of a chair when people are sitting, for serving purposes.
Sleeping/Private Area On each side of the bed there should be 2 feet of space for making the bed A Single Bed may be placed next to the wall because it is within the reach of a person making the bed
There should be 33-36 inches in front of dressers for people to stand in front and comfortably pull out drawers In front of the closet, there should be 33-36 inches Somewhere in the room there needs to 42 (3 ½ feet) for a dressing circle. Sleeping/Private Areas
Generalizations When planning space, designers usually work in ¼ inch scale. This means that when drawn every foot of space in represented by ¼ inch Designers usually draw out the amount of space and use furniture templates to visualize the amount of positive and negative space within a room
Furniture Arrangement Function: – How a space will be used. – Dictates the selection and arrangement of furniture. How can you combine functions with furniture arrangement? – Living and dining areas can be combined. – Drop-leaf table can double as a sofa table. – Bedroom can serve as an office, dressing room, reading room, etc. Mechanical or architectural functions that must be considered when placing furniture: – Air circulation vents, doors, windows, electrical outlets, phone jacks, television cables or antenna lines, fireplaces, and stairs How to control flow of traffic: – Place furniture at key locations to direct traffic flow or restrict or redirect traffic.
Furniture Arrangement Create a feeling of balance in a room: – Opposite walls should lend visual weight – Furniture, doors, windows, and fireplaces should be balanced – Visual mass is more important than dimensions – Groupings should be balanced – Do not overcrowd the room with furniture Use furniture to emphasize a focal point: – Group furniture around a focal point – If the room lacks a focal point, use a piece of furniture as a focal point Groupings for seating arrangements: – Straight line, L-shaped, U-shaped, Box shaped, Parallel
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