Katy has been dealing also with some surprises, like a balcony door shown as a sliding door on the marketing plans to actually be a swinging door. Yes, that can be a big problem! however there are always solutions for that too :)
Let’s take a look at the floor plan. A 2 bedroom condo with a small living/dining. I think I mentioned this before quite a few times- choose the layout that suits your lifestyle...here are few questions to answer before you make a purchase:
- do I dine at home every day or do I go out most of the week?
- do I entertain at home a lot?
- is TV area an important area to be configured in the living space or do I just need a conversation area and comfy seating?
I could go on and on with questions like this, but this is actually how we start our conversation with our private clients. Your lifestyle will dictate your space configuration and priorities for certain furniture items vs others.
Option 1 furniture plan shows the answer to one question- dining for 2, a young couple who loves the city views and intimate dinners under a sparkling chandelier.
Option 2 furniture plan showcases a dining table for 4, often entertaining from home, a family who appreciates minimalistic design, great open space and lots of accessories like a mix of textures and plants in the planters placed behind the sofa.
Katy is really lucky! yes she has a small space AND she almost gave up the dining table thinking ‘there is no way I can fit one in’, but the good news is: there are plenty of options including a dining table. The question is: dining for 2 or dining for 4? Each answer can trigger a different response and a different furniture layout.
Here are 5 factors to take into consideration when you deal with SMALL spaces like this one:
1. The most important factor to consider is that most likely the sofa will be a 6’ sofa (called also a 2 seater or a loveseat). This is not the case when you choose a low profile sofa-chaise like this one. A great accent chair will spice up the overall look and make it look really interesting- think of a boutique shop vs a department store, size doesn't even matter but what you find in a boutique store and most importantly how is presented :)