This Apple Valley home avoided the dreaded echo by breaking up the space with a bar and fireplace, as well as adding in fabric in the rug and curtains to help absorb sound.
4. Keep windows unobstructed
Natural light is key for creating an inviting, appealing main level. When designing your layout, it’s important to consider window placement and natural light levels throughout the day.
You want to ensure that you aren’t obstructing your windows or impeding on the light’s path throughout the day. Take for example this Chanhassen home:
The path from the window to the dining room table was kept clear, so that natural light could pour into the entire space.
5. Be realistic about daily use
When designing a main level, it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of a fresh, new design. However, you don’t want to lose sight of how you’ll actually use the space on a day-to-day basis.
For example, you don’t want to design a space with company in mind and then discover that it’s impractical to use for a smaller group of people.
Also consider how you currently use your home and what areas can be improved.
The homeowner of this Burnsville house decided on an open shelf kitchen island for frequently-used pots. This simplified the cooking process. Additionally, her child currently used their kitchen when doing homework, so adding in an extended countertop improved a current use.
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