The size of living rooms and furniture arrangement depends on the size of the dwelling,
economic status, lifestyle of the user and the relationship to other areas of the
dwelling. Circulation within the living room should be as direct as possible and
yet not interfere with furniture arrangement. When the living room is combined with
the dining area, the dining area should be clearly defined. The arrangement of furniture
should allow easy conversation, personal activities and convenience in watching
of the television and listening to radio.
These areas may be combined with living area or kitchen or maybe a separate room.The
amount of space allocated for dining is dictated by the number of persons to be
served and the proper circulation space. The dining area preferably should be located
near the kitchen.
Aside from sleeping, the bedroom is the centre of dressing undressing and storage
activities. It is essential also to incorporate relaxation work and entertainment
environment in the building. Each bedroom should at least have a closet, a dresser
ac chest of drawers a night table and one or two chairs. Children bedrooms should
be located away from the living room because conversations in the living room prevent
children from sleeping.
A bathroom should have enough area to accommodate a lavatory, a WC and a bathtub
or shower. Arrangement for fixtures should provide comfort and permit at least 90
degrees door swing unless sliding doors are used. It should be convenient to the
bedroom, accessible from living and work areas. Linen storage should be accessible
from the bathroom.
The size of the kitchen is determined by the number of bedrooms provided in the
living unit. Equipment are placed to allow for efficient operating room between
it and any adjacent corner cabinet. A minimum of 40” should be provided between
base cabinets. Traffic in the kitchen is limited to kitchen work only. Serving circulation
to the dining area should be without any cross traffic. Typical kitchen layouts
are the U-shaped, L- shaped and G-shaped plan.
It is vital that you look at the existing architecture of your house. This includes
ceiling, columns, windows and others. With this, you can plan well while taking
these into account because if you fail to check the architectural elements, your
furniture might not look good in the space. Interior designers know that the design
of the interior really matters in making sure of the furniture you get is suitable
and in style.