Circulation within your apartment depends on the layout. Check your floor plan for the best flow path between each room.
Define your priorities. Where is there the most traffic? Which paths do you want to give priority to and which one do you want to free? Then you’ll know where to start!
Inside your rooms, you can easily change your furniture’s position to get the best circulation. You can also decide to get rid of some furniture.
Modular furniture is really trendy these days. It can be combined in different ways to optimize space and facilitate circulation. The most common example is the sofa-bed. Similarly, you can use a bookcase-desk or a wardrobe-staircase.
This modularity can be applied to walls in living areas which can disappear during the day. Sliding doors can isolate some spaces and also give more freedom to circulation.
If you want to go further, you can also decide to give priority to space and to circulation by getting rid of some walls or rooms.
It’s better for a family to have several choices in terms of circulation. Plan your secondary paths well.
Built-in furniture is a great way to facilitate circulation. Think about it before planning any big remodeling or if you’re building a home.
Circulation starts where your openings are. Make sure to correctly define these spaces.
As time goes by, don’t hesitate to modify your furniture’s organization if your circulation plans are not efficient enough.
In a nutshell
Don’t hesitate to review your plan every now and then, even for your furniture. You’ll have a more realistic vision of the changes that need to take place. It’s not always easy to have a new vision of your own home. This plan will help you take some distance from it all.
It’s up to you to find the right balance between a full space and an empty one. Example: for some of us, a corridor is a useful passage that links two rooms. On the contrary, for others, it’s a dividing area. Depending on your vision of space, you’ll find the best circulation to enjoy your home.