Storage, home offices and kids spaces
As we all know, kids like to make a mess and generally lots of noise so, if you have the space, consider an area which the kids can call their own.
One way to make a small child’s bedroom more useable is to put the bed on a platform which leaves space underneath for a desk or toy area.
Plan good storage and cupboards into your house design.
In the past, a home office would be put into a bedroom or any available free space.
Nowadays, a home office is almost essential as work often spills over into the home and many more people work at home.
The home computer is used by all family members for homework, work or entertainment.
If you can, have a separate office included in your house design.
It allows a quiet space for real work, but also separates noisy computer games from other living areas. And it creates a clear separation between work and home.
If you are renovating and don’t have the space for a separate office, consider screens or partitions and, for aesthetic reasons, have storage to keep files and equipment out of sight. appliances can be controlled on one flexible modular system.
You should design for the future – for example, you may have more than one computer at a later date. It is more costeffective to get the cabling sorted out when you first build.
Make sure you have enough power points for all the appliances you are likely to be running.