Define your space.

wow1-11One of the most common problems that I see with interior decorating is that the space lacks definition. That is your rooms become multi-purpose and consequently don’t function and support you as they should.

Let’s say you have a home-based business. You designate a room for the office and because you don’t want to appear territorial, the family TV comes to roost, the kid’s computer joins the club and before you know it your home-based business is fighting for it’s very existence.

Now the children each have their own rooms as well as a “play room” for their activities and friends, your husband has his “man room,” and then there are the communal rooms; kitchen, living room, etc. So what happened to your income-generating office? It’s become ill-defined, disorganized and inefficient. So reclaim your space! The TV can move into the living room or den, the kid’s computer  can move into the kitchen nook designed for that very purpose, and you are now free to redesign and reorganize and revamp your office to suit you and your business. You’ll be happier, more productive and wondering how you ever did it before. And who knows, now that you have your very own space maybe you’ll carve out a corner for the art studio you’ve always wanted.


2 Responses to “Define your space.”

  1. 1 Matthew Chamberlin February 4, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    This phenomenon is known in other arenas as “mission creep.” Boundaries and definitions are important things in life, and that goes for design as well.

    Great post.

  2. 2 Martha Murray February 5, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Yes, I’ve also heard it referred to as “scope creep.” Regardless definition helps us on many levels.

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