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Comfortable Layouts

Do you have a favourite spot in your house? A least favourite spot? Perhaps your guests tend to gravitate to one area, maybe despite your efforts to create a gathering zone somewhere else. In our last post, we talked about focus and flow. These are the starting points of good layout. But sometimes you set up a great flow and …

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10 Tips for Great Furniture Layout

Have you ever felt frustrated with a room and found it hard to get the furniture in the right place? There’s a bit of an art to furniture layout, but we’ve got some basic tips to get you started. Two of the most important things in a room layout are flow and focal point. So first definitions, and then the …

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Zones and Open Layouts

Zones are the starting place for layout design. They are areas where a particular activity or set of activities happen. We’ve talked before about zones in kitchens. Today, we’ll look at how we created several zones in an open-concept family room. Common family room or living room zones can include: a conversation area seating that you can watch tv from …

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How to create good temporary clothes storage

In many bedrooms, clothes make up a huge percentage of the clutter. One way to tame that clutter is to create a space where you can put clothes that aren’t quite dirty enough for laundry but aren’t quite clean enough to put away. We’ve put together some of our favourite finds from around the web for temporary clothes storage. Now, these …