If you’ve ever found yourself in a home built in the 1970s or earlier, you’re likely to have discovered that each room is quite separate from the next. In past times, even kitchens were confined to one space, with about enough room for one person to be using at a time, whereas modern-day kitchens are very much designed to be the heart of the home.
The idea was that each room had a purpose, and could not coincide with the next. This segregated style of living was the status quo. Modern designers and architects now favour a more modern family approach to living, also known as ‘zoning’. This is how zoning has changed the way we live for the better.
What is zoning?
Zoning is about classifying areas of a home-based on their function. One space or ‘zone’ freely flows into the next, creating a more open-plan style of home.
For example, a ‘family living zone’ would generally include the kitchen overlooking living space, dining area, and perhaps an IT nook. In the old days, this zone would be segregated into 3 rooms, rather than one expansive space – and an IT nook would require another separate room as a home office or den.
Zones are a very popular design concept, as they are responsive to changes in the way people in Australia, and around the world, now choose to live a more social life.
Why is zoning good?
There are many benefits to living in a home with zoned areas, including:
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