Tackling Large Spaces

As an architect, when I am faced with the task of tackling large spaces, the first thing I do is take a step back and assess the situation. I ask myself a few key questions:


What is the purpose of the space?

Who will be using the space and for what activities?

What are the dimensions of the space?

What is the existing layout of the space?


With these questions in mind, I can start to develop a plan of action for tackling the space.

If the purpose of the space is for general use, such as a living room or bedroom, then I need to consider how the space will be used on a daily basis. I need to think about furniture placement, traffic flow, and how to best utilize the space. I also need to take into account any special features of the space, such as a fireplace or built-in shelving.

If the space is to be used for specific activities, such as a home office or dining room, then I need to focus on creating a functional layout that will accommodate those activities. I need to consider things like work flow, storage, and any special equipment that may be needed. I also need to make sure that the space is comfortable and inviting, as people will be spending extended periods of time there.


The dimensions of the space are also an important consideration. I need to make sure that the space is not too large or too small for the intended purpose. I also need to take into account the ceiling height, as this can impact the feel of the space.

Finally, I need to take a look at the existing layout of the space. This will give me a good starting point for my design. I need to determine if there are any existing features that I need to work around, such as doors or windows. I also need to consider the placement of electrical outlets and any other utilities that may be needed.


With all of these factors in mind, I can start to develop a plan for tackling the space. I can create a sketch of the space, showing the proposed layout and furniture placement. I can also start to select materials and finishes that will best suit the space.

If you are facing the task of tackling a large space, don't be intimidated. Just take a step back and assess the situation. Ask yourself a few key questions and then develop a plan of action. With a little bit of time and effort, you can transform even the largest space into a beautiful and functional area.


Sejpal Architects can help you tackle your space, no matter what the size. We will be happy to help you!