Little else compares to planning and designing your own home. You get complete control over each element. And this control is largely what’s behind the rise of space planning apps that help homeowners visualize and conceptualize their personal spaces. Like many of our readers and clients, we believe that space planning is central to good design. After all, how can we fully enjoy our spaces that are not designed with our likes in mind?
Whether you’re looking to build a new home or remodel, designing your personal space is integral to getting the most from it for years to come. While an app can help you flesh out your ideas and generate new ones, we can help you bring your ideas to life.
Why Space Planning is So Important
New homeowners and those of you who have owned homes for decades know that how a room is designed can mean the difference between a calm, enjoyable environment and one that feels. . . off. This is true for any room in your home, but applies especially for those spaces we share with friends and family.
Living rooms, dining rooms, and kitchens are the rooms in which we spend our time with guests, meaning that space planning is a central element to creating an environment for entertaining and relaxing. But as larger homes become less affordable and space becomes more expensive, maximizing the space we do have is essential to creating an ideal environment.
While “ideal” is subjective, there are a few common wants and desires that many homeowners share. Most do not want a room that feels claustrophobic—and this doesn’t apply just to small rooms. Large rooms can feel overly snug if the furniture chosen for that room is too large, is poorly laid out, or space is not maximized. While many want cozy spaces, they don’t want to feel as if they cannot move around the room without bumping into furniture or being constrained by objects due to poor design and placement.
Downloading and diving into a space planning app can help you brainstorm ideas to play around with how your space may be remodeled or redesigned. They can help you get a clearer understanding of your options and concepts that work and, just importantly, those that do not.
The Reflective Designer Can Help Your Realize Your Ideal Space
But an app or software can only provide you with so much information. While they can be excellent resources for ideation, planning, and sharing with a partner or spouse, they do have limitations. Each app is different, but no app can give you the expert feedback and guidance that an interior designer can.
With more than 150 years of combined design experience and expertise, we can help you ideate, design, and bring to life your perfect space. We help ensure each inch is maximized and you’re left with an environment that evokes the ideal look and feel you desire.
Whether you’ve begun using a space planning app or need expert, person-to-person guidance, we’re here to give you the support and expertise you need. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can help breathe new life into your home.