Plan Your Furniture Before Constructing Your House

By: Sarika Kabra

Most people think about furnishing their new house when itis almost ready to occupy. A furniture store will then be visited and numerousoptions explored. But due to ill planning of the house, however, you are unableto set up such furniture in your house and exploit its full potential. A littleforethought for furniture requirements of the house at the time of building itwould have avoided such a situation. This article is a guide to plan for yourfurniture at the construction stage itself.

Planning for setting up furniture should be done along withthe drafting of the house plan. It should consider all the rooms of the house.Let us start with that small but all important place, the portico (lest weforget it here as well!). The portico should be able to hold two to threechairs without obstructing the main entrance. Low, easy chairs would be mostsuitable here, and excessively formal chairs would not be suitable. Plan forleaving adequate space for clear passage even after the chairs are put.

Coming to the dining room one should plan for the consisting of the dining table, chairs and hutch. Youcan plan for a dining table to suit your room design, and can choose from alarge variety of shapes and sizes. You could decide whether to go in for aseparate or an inbuilt in the wall, dependingon whether you plan to change the settings a few years down the line.

Kitchen furniture consists of mostly racks for condimentsand cooking spoons. Rack for condiments and other consumables may be positionedeither at your right or at your left side. Then the cooking spoon and othercookware rack can be placed on the opposite side, but facing you. At the sametime this rack can be positioned just above the sink.

Coming to the bedroom, if we plan the entrance door and thebath door to be on the same wall we can have a lot of leverage to position thebed room furniture. This is because doors require some place to open out, andplacing them adjacent to each other will leave the other three walls free foryou to place your furniture as you please. If you desire, you can place a fixedwall chest at the construction stage itself to save double the effort later.

The living room is the place where most attention isrequired. As a place where most of our guests are received, a lot of practicalas well as smart looking furniture is required here. Also this room will have anumber of windows and doors. Repeated trials will be required while draftingthe plans to determine the furniture positions so that it does not obstruct thedoors and other passages.

While planning, visiting a store will beof immense help as they will have a wide variety of furniture for various needsand of latest trends. This can be used to decide the type of furniture yourequire and their space requirements.

By considering the above points you should be able to planyour furnishing. With the designer/architect for your home, a proper plan foryour house can be finalized. Necessary changes can be made by having ananimated view of your house before actual construction starts.

I hope you are now ready to plan for a properly furnishedhouse.

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