|Existing Floor Plan|
The NeedMy client has a small bedroom in her house that she wishes to use as a guest room and a craft room. Many people wish to have a room where they can house guests as well as routinely use as a craft room or office. With the limited space, she had felt limited as to her options and decided that an e-design could help to give her ideas, product choices, and a layout that she had not previously considered.
The room has one double window, one closet, one entry way, a bed, an existing set of drawers, and an existing desk. The floor is carpet and the walls are stark white. The windows are dressed with blinds, but have no draperies. In essence, the room is pretty must a blank slate with tons of craft room potential!
The E-design Interview
After a client purchases an E-design, they are sent an E-design Interview that helps me to understand my client's needs, wants, color preferences, and personal style. No design should represent the designer, but instead it should be representative of the client. From the words and expressed needs of the client within the E-design Interview, I am able to understand how to help them best and can provide them with an E-design that helps to solve their design problems with feasible solutions.
|Furniture and Accessory Selection|
Her closet has previously been underutilized for storage. The solution was to add hanging shelves for fabric swatches as well as utilizing pants hangers for larger fabric pieces. This allows her to save floor space while having visual access to all of her fabric.
One of the best and most exciting proposals I made through the E-design was to use a white pegboard for craft organization. By utilizing pictures found on other crafter's websites, I was able to help my client see how useful and beneficial this concept could be for her craft room. The concepts provided through the E-design are not always my own created concepts, but rather I find ideas that will work for my client's space.
|New Floor Plan|
I take the measurements provided to me through the E-design Interview and draw out a floor plan. This helps me to visualize the clients room. Often, my clients will provide me with pictures as well. The floor plan will then be rearranged for the best efficiency for the client's needs. With the craft room, I decided to maximize the wall space by moving the bed into the center of the room. While this may appear to hinder the ease of movement, the extra wall space is much more importance for my client than worrying about the time it will take to move around the bed. In addition, the new floor plan allows space for the folding table and her ironing board while she works on projects.