A small, oddly occurring area in an otherwise logical floor plan can sometimes be easily incorporated into an adjacent larger space. (For instance, if the wall between is not weight bearing.) But the very reason such little spots are challenging, for justifiable purpose, is that their structure just can’t be changed, or changed easily!
Your Interior designer’s first discipline is to design within the project’s budgeting parameters, then defer to the best Interior design solutions for the intended use of all concerned areas. Small, odd configurations must be transformed into little assets to the whole. The available answers to such puzzles can range from a mini, pragmatic use, to an aesthetic gem.
Some such spaces present a chance for your Interior designer to treat your customer, patient, client or visitor to a delightful encounter. When moving from one principal area to another, why not pass by an odd spot that has been transformed into a mini art gallery with light and color that contrasts its neighboring space? A single chair tucked into a small, private corner (where someone’s difficult decision can be considered) can be a very welcome amenity. Or, it could be an alternative, limited occupancy “waiting” space that is cozy and comforting – a departure from the bustle and sounds of the typical, larger waiting room? It might be the exact right spot for a single, small work station for a visitor to your facility.
It all depends upon your point of view. Your Interior designer has gotten to know you in the planning process for your Interior design project. Your personality, your individual preferences of color, light, sound and style will drive the functional decisions, the budgeting considerations and myriad other choices. What drives the creative possibilities for those odd spots in your project’s environment will probably be your own flexibility and your Interior designer’s imagination!
There are hundreds of small ways to get good mileage out of your Interior design dollar while adding to use or just aesthetics in otherwise little dead spots. Remember, your Interior design team must be multitalented in order to move through the many aspects of your directives! There are baseline functional considerations, budgeting guidelines and the special focus “character” of the project. Those need to balance out with appeal -- that rather mysterious Oooo-Ahaa ingredient everyone wants, but is often hard to specifically define!
It’s an ultimate factor at completion -- and every little nook and corner counts
Robert Boccabella, B.F.A., Certified Interior Designer
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