The rising numbers of couples without children, same-sex couples, people living alone and families with children from previous marriages, has resulted in new domestic requirements that differ from those of the conventional nuclear family.
Today’s family seeks a more personalized solution of the home in response to these specific situations. As a result, today’s architects and designers are required to broadly address the many issues that come along with this modern way of life.
The components in homes designed and decorated for such a family also demands of a designer, a new way of approaching utilisation of space. The parents spaces, the children’s spaces and shared social spaces must be thought of in new ways.
One approach, is that the homes design should combine ideas of intimacy and separation, rather than dedicating contained rooms to specific functions. We can remove interior walls to create a spacious area that incorporates the kitchen, living and dining spaces. Also, the master bedroom suite can feature a similar open flow of spaces between the bedroom, dressing room and bathing area.