What Do Women Really Want?
April 24, 2012
Women know this and I know this as a Seattle interior designer. Women are the primary decision-makers in most home decisions. And when it comes to the layout and emphasis of the home’s features, four areas emerge… Where are you in this mix? Or do multiple features attract you?
Kitchens are the main attraction
Adaptable Living Spaces
Bridging Two Rooms
De-Stress and Relax
Relax and rejuvenate in a peaceful setting
Great custom closets are a sweet spot
Here are some observations and comments from my clients to keep in mind:
- Don’t place the laundry room near the garage entrance. Reminders of work to do and clutter are better out of sight. And laundry rooms near the bedrooms makes better sense.
- Instead of a ‘mudroom/laundry’ area consider a well-organized area for shoes, backpacks, mail, keys, etc. that transitions between garage and kitchen and family room.
- Open kitchens for entertaining need to be clutter-contained. So pantries are re-emerging that blend pantry with butler’s rooms. Think sink, small appliances, extra dishwasher (drawer?). More ideas for entertaining.
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(Thanks to Architectural Digest Archives for images)