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Space Planning Principles for your Entryway

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Planning a new entryway or planning to redecorate/redesign your existing entryway? Below are some space planning principles to keep in mind for the entryways.

In terms of rooms, the entryway, or foyer, gets easily overlooked, but it should be one of your first considerations. It’s needs to be both functional and fashionable: a place to enter the home from the outside on a day to day basis, a place to direct people to other areas of the home, and a place to give a first impression to guests.

The front entry is where your front door is located and the back entry could be directly from a garage or could open onto a driveway (this entry could be the primary day to day entry of the home, depending upon it’s use). The back entry does not usually include sliding doors or french doors from a bedroom, living room, dining room, or kitchen; however, it may typically be included within a laundry room.

Here are a few space planning principles …

Space Planning Principles to Live By

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Let's talk about space planning, which leads to the basic layout of a room. But first, it starts with an in-depth analysis of how the space is to be used, taking into account all who live in the home and even some visitors to the home. Rooms and spaces within rooms are zoned to account for different activities that take place in a space. For example, a large open-concept great room may have a zone for living (watching TV, reading a book, holding a casual conversation, etc) and a zone for dining (both day to day eating as well as dinner parties). Circulation zones that show how people will move through the space are defined in the space planning process; you don't want furniture to get in the way of people's expected movements. The space plan is finished by adding the furniture, decor, accessory, and artwork details.

Some times, there are conflicts that need to be resolved during the space planning process. For example, perhaps a quiet area to read a book would be nice bu…

Best of Houzz 2018 Award Winner

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Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash
OVOLO Interiors of San Jose, CA was awarded Best Of Houzz 2018


OVOLO Interiors of San Jose, California has won “Best Of Customer Service” for the second year in a row on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The relatively young, but accomplished, design firm was chosen by some of the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community along with more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. A “Best Of Houzz 2018” badge appears on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence; this badge will help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in the San Jose metro area on Houzz.

"The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year's recipients should be very proud,” said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing at Houzz. “Best of Houzz winners represent some of the mo…