Kids Driving You Crazy? Let’s talk Architectural Renovation!

Your dream-home feeling can slip away when you are spending a lot of time in the home. As parents, you seek a balance between working, schooling, and relaxing inside your home. Here are some handy architectural renovation ideas that will make your stay at home easier.

You don’t want to feel overwhelmed in your private retreat. Moreover, it’s important to adjust your house according to sudden lifestyle changes. Even the largest property can feel cramped if you’re stuck inside with young children.

What Is Architectural Renovation?

By applying basic architectural design principles, you can transform your home from cramped and chaotic. it doesn’t matter what the size of your property is. With these architectural renovation ideas, your home can feel more spacious and orderly. That’s why at PlaceMate Architects, we offer relatively low architect fees for house renovation while ensuring you’re getting the most out of your living spaces.

Architectural renovation brings the outdoors in.

Architectural renovation brings the outdoors in.

When it comes to designing a functional home, we apply the motto “less is more”. Simplicity is one of the most universal home design themes. You may be surprised to learn that achieving simplicity with kids at home is possible.

Decluttering is the cheapest and easiest way to create space and ease of movement through your home. Clearing your space gives you a fresh perspective. In fact, it helps you recognise layout solutions you never thought possible. Then every space in your house should work effortlessly to achieve a sense of flow.

An Oriental Sense Of Flow

While the principle of decluttering is a useful short-term fix, it can also be applied in housing design as a long-term solution. Consider renovating your house to your needs. We redesign your home with the principles of simplicity and flow in mind. This will allow you to have control over the visual design and aesthetic of your home.

One of the easiest ways to achieve a more open feel in living spaces is with well-organised storage solutions. You’d be surprised how much potential storage is hidden in your home. At PlaceMate Architects, we consider how to create effective storage in every architectural renovation.

In the bustling centre of Toyko are cleverly designed apartments. They appear tiny on the outside, yet contain brilliant internal sizing solutions. We apply simple storage and design ideas from Japanese architecture. The unused space hidden in the structure can be used in properties of all sizes. As a result, we use these principles in our new builds and renovation projects.

Architectural renovation creates space in a Brisbane home.

Architectural renovation creates space in a Brisbane home.

Zoning For Use

Another architectural renovation principal PlaceMate Architects recommends to achieve flow in the home is ‘zoning for use’. Zoning for use means viewing the spaces of your home as living zones rather than parts of a single property. The layout of different zones in your house has a significant impact on what the atmosphere and design style of each space will be.

Consider your local coffee shop – it may be smaller than you think, but there are different areas to sit and observe. Each angle provides a new experience. A small bench, a big table, a bar stool, overlooking the street; these options allow for different perspectives in a property that is not particularly large. The same principle applies to zoning for use in your home. If you can create new areas to sit and observe in your home, the fresh angles can make a small space feel significantly bigger.

A Kids Playroom In A Small Corner

A Kids Playroom In A Small Corner

Playtime For Everyone

Take the kids’ playroom. It is a vital part of a family home with young kids. Whether in a big room or small, zoning your playroom invites excitement for your kids. Bright natural light, floor space for rolling and tumbling,  and nifty storage ideas keep things in order. Paint the walls in a cheerful tone, or structure the room to have easy access to the backyard. Apply these design elements to zone a playroom that keeps the kids in, and the toys out, of the living space.  

Your home is more than a house. Isn’t it time to win back your dream-home feeling? By using simple design tools we can achieve flow and stability in your home. Get your kids involved in planning your renovation, and together you can build a home you love. Take a moment to learn more about how we work.