Original Post Architectural Ideas: PLANNING A BEDROOM | An Architect Explains
A Bedroom is primarily used for Sleeping, Resting, Convalescing, Dressing/Undressing, Storing Clothes, Personal Care etc which means it has to be a very private space away from the rooms meant for entertaining guests. A Bedroom is also used for other activities like Reading, Writing, Studying, Working, Watching TV, Listening to music, Caring for Infants, Sewing, Telephoning, Drawing/Painting, Doing Exercise, Hobbies, Storing bulk/seasonal items and should have calm and peace. Therefore in designing a Bedroom, one has to know some planning considerations:
The design of a Bedroom requires careful planning considerations in order to have a very efficient and comfortable space. As an Architect, I have explained some of the design considerations that you must take into account before you plan or renovate your Bedroom.
WHAT ARE THE PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS FOR A BEDROOM?
- The number of occupants of the bedroom – whether Single Occupancy or Double Occupancy.
- The age of the occupants – whether a Master Bedroom, Children’s Bedroom or a Guest Bedroom.
- Size and type of Furniture.
- Space allowance for Furniture.
- Clearance and space around the Furniture for movement.
- Storage space for clothes, dressing etc
WHAT IS THE IDEAL LOCATION OF A BEDROOM?
The bedroom being a space used for rest, relaxation, reading, writing, working, listening to music, convalescing, sleeping, phoning etc., it needs to have privacy, quiet and peace. It should be well lit and airy and preferably near some green garden etc as the oxygen released by plants is rejuvenating for the occupants. Keeping all this in mind, the location of the Bedroom depends on the Cardinal directions, and the layout of the rest of the house.