Interior Design & Flooring

Interior design tips: Space needs to function and feel the right way

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 10:11

Interior designers often work with how a space functions, but they are beginning to focus on how a room feels, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The use of specific products can help to change the feeling of a room, as technology like radiant heating can warm up a room to provide comfort and support for homeowners and their families.

This type of product also helps to literally provide more space to a homeowner when they are designing a room.

A Warmboard radiant heating system is installed as part of a subfloor, with highly conductive aluminum tubing attached to plywood, and this design does not require the presence of any external products like radiators, heating ducts and air vents. These can often crowd a room and detract from the aesthetic feeling that a homeowner is trying to convey.

According to the Herald, additions like a radiant heating system can help to add value to a home and make it more attractive to prospective buyers.

''When people are buying a home it's all about the feelings, about the energy and whether they can envisage themselves living there,'' Miriam Carraro, a real estate agent told the news source.

The relationship between the feeling of a room and the mood of the buyer is paramount to a sale, the Herald reported.

A radiant heating system from Warmboard helps to provide that increased level of comfort, as the highly conductive tubing that is used helps to provide heat in a quick and efficient manner. A room can warm up in less time than other systems, and the radiance from the floor can make a profound effect on someone who feels the warmth all over their body.