What do women really want in their homes? This is what I know from my years of interior design practice 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?
Women know that kitchens are a magnet for family and friends. So what women really want in this popular area is flexibility for multiple cooks, appetizers, and today’s appliances. Easy clean up surfaces are a big plus.
Adaptable Living Spaces
Spacious homes with fewer walls are more popular than ever as you can see in this project my firm designed in 2016. The plan allows more light to flow into all the rooms. Another bonus is the visual connection as folks move from one area to another.
De-Stress and Relax
Bedrooms are our places for restoration and relaxation. This is our special place and a calm design supports a good night’s sleep.
Organized closets are a must on the list of ‘what do women really want’ this Seattle luxury designer says. Talk about peace of mind and ease of wardrobe selection. I always refer my clients to the experts at the Seattle California Closet stores.
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?).