Parke Rd, Barnes SW13Scandinavian Living Room, London
What Houzz contributors are saying:
We’re open to closed-off spaces“Open-plan isn’t suiting everybody,” said Natalia Miyar, referring to how households have had to live, work and play all together in one space during lockdown.“We’re looking at more seismic shifts in the way people are living,” said Susie Rumbold. “Acoustic separation and things like that are going to be massive shifts.”Susie foresees us using our spaces in a multi-functional way for a while and said, “I don’t think we’re going to go back to the way we were before, so our personal spaces are going to have to work really hard.”Designers, she added, will need to come up with clever solutions to help zone a space at different times of the day. “It could be a physical zoning, such as an internal door, or perhaps a storage solution that means that when function A is finished, everything goes away so function B can commence,” she said. “I think we’re going to have to be even cleverer at listening to our clients’ requirements.”Are you looking to add more storage to your home? Find carpenters in your area
“I loved drawing at school, as well as science and maths,” Veronica Congdon says. Her father developed property and built all their homes from scratch, and he encouraged Veronica to study architecture rather than her first preference of fashion design for its longevity. “My strength was creative problem solving, so I guess I was a natural,” she says. “I achieved the top prize for studio work when I graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Cape Town after just six years, while many of my peers took longer. We were 10 girls in a class of 50 – I gather female enrolments now well exceed male ones.”Find the perfect architect for your project in the Houzz Professionals Directory.
An industrial-style sliding door, with exposed track, provides a screen that closes off the kitchen from the children’s study area. Sliding door, Plain English.