PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 30, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The Artist's Garden, which creates unique outdoor living spaces, knows that space constraints can significantly impact the design of a living area. However, the team feels that small spaces do not have to suffer from poor design or lack of fluidity. Because of this belief, the professionals applaud a news piece
highlighting innovative ways to get around tight living conditions.
The article explains that an unconventional approach can help a homeowner to maximize the space they do have, without focusing on the drawbacks of the area. Architect Ben Maguire calls navigating tight living quarters, "the puzzle of urban living."
Architects and contractors are often forced to get creative due to urban living conditions, and they are doing it successfully. For example, a recent townhome project features extra bedrooms and a bathroom, creating an appealing guest area. The main floor features the master bedroom, as well as an entertainment room, a kitchen, and a dining area. Though the home is split up into various levels, residents can enjoy a one-level lifestyle.
Architect Deborah Battistone explains that a little creative thinking is all that is necessary to maximize a small space. She states, "You really have to find a way not to be limited by a small footprint." She has done this with her own home, turning one level into her business's headquarters and converting the third level into a living space and garden area.
Rob Johnson has a similar approach to his condo, which has four levels but is designed in such a way so that excessive stair climbing is not necessary. The first floor serves as a guest area and an office, and the second level is reserved for laundry facilities. The third level is an entertainment area and also features a kitchen. The bedroom sits on the fourth floor. Due to this approach, he explains, "You could get up and make some coffee without having to use the steps."
This functional method is what many urban dwellers are seeking. They want a floor plan that looks inviting, and many are also turning their attention to the green space outside.
These homeowners are finding ways to make the most out of their gardens, maximizing the green areas that exist in their urban surroundings.
Daniel Rothschild, of Rothschild + Doyno Collective architecture firm, comments on the needs and desires of urban homeowners stating, "You can't simply stack levels like pancakes and hope it does something. We want to make it flexible and open and, with that drama, create a meaningful experience."
The professionals provide words of advice for those looking for innovative uses of indoor and outdoor living space noting, "Don't forget the importance of the garden. It will add value to your home and will enhance your quality of life. The city garden should be considered another room in your home."
The Artist's Garden
is focused on enhancing the natural beauty found in urban settings. The team helps city-dwellers make the most of small green spaces, adding a sense of peace and serenity to a sometimes chaotic environment. They handle all aspects of patio and garden design, allowing them to turn patios into beautiful and functional works of art for their clients.