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Design around what is important

When you can design around what is important to you, you can enjoy your passions. As many of you know, creating tasty, healthy, and good looking dishes and entertaining our friends is certainly something important to us.

Having the space and the right equipment makes a huge difference. In a Travel Home, space is at a premium, so ensuring the necessary layout is allocated for these tasks is critical. Designing a space, whether a kitchen, living area, or travel home, around what is important involves a thoughtful process of prioritization and planning. Here’s how you can approach this:

1. Identify Priorities: Determine the key functions and activities that are most important to you in the space. For a kitchen, this might include cooking, entertaining, and storage. For a travel home, consider mobility, compact storage, and comfort.

2. Assess Needs and Wants: Make a list of must-haves (needs) and nice-to-haves (wants). Needs are non-negotiable items essential for the functionality of the space, while wants are features that enhance the space but are not critical.

3. Space Planning: Consider the layout and flow of the space. Ensure that frequently used items and areas are easily accessible. In a kitchen, this could mean placing the pot filler near the stove or ensuring ample counter space. In a travel home, it might involve optimizing storage and seating arrangements.

4. Function Over Form: Prioritize functionality over aesthetics, especially in smaller or multifunctional spaces like travel homes. Ensure that the design serves its purpose effectively before focusing on decorative elements.

5. Multi-Functional Design: Incorporate elements that serve multiple purposes. In a travel home, for example, a dining table that doubles as a workspace or a sofa that converts into a bed can maximize utility without compromising on space.

6. Ergonomics and Accessibility: Design the space to be comfortable and accessible for all users. This includes considering the height of counters, the reachability of cabinets, and the ease of movement within the space.

7. Storage Solutions: Implement smart storage solutions to keep the space organized and clutter-free. Use vertical space, built-in cabinets, and multifunctional furniture to maximize storage capacity without taking up too much floor space.

8. Quality Materials: Choose durable, easy-to-maintain materials that can withstand the intended use. In a kitchen, this might mean opting for heat-resistant countertops. In a travel home, lightweight and robust materials are essential.

9. Personalization: Add personal touches that reflect your style and make the space feel like home. This can include colors, artwork, or unique decor pieces that align with your preferences.

10. Future-Proofing: Consider how the space might need to adapt over time. Design with flexibility in mind to accommodate future changes or additions without requiring a complete overhaul.

At Barclay RV, we follow these steps to arrive at a space that is both functional and tailored to what is most important to you, ensuring that it meets your needs and enhances your lifestyle. Don't compromise. Enjoy Life.


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