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Fragment from the book "How to become a designer interior"
Maria Black is in touch. I think you know that I love redevelopment. And of course, I could not ignore this important stage in my book. I am posting a new fragment, about 11 basic steps in redevelopment
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For convenience, the following steps can be distinguished in the redevelopment process:

1. Take a plan with all sizes

НIt is necessary to take the most detailed and up-to-date original plan with all dimensions: length, width and height. It is necessary to take the most detailed and up-to-date original plan with all dimensions: length, width and height. Here you can draw an analogy with tailoring a suit to order. During this process, the tailors measure the circumference of the hip, waist, height, take off all the dimensions, which is why the suit ultimately fits well.

In the same way, the designer collects the maximum amount of initial data on the object and only then proceeds to redevelopment. He clearly defines the task, finding out the needs and taking into account the wishes of the client, and forms the programme document.

And then it dawned on me: indeed, if we had a programme document, where we would have entered our wishes for the interior, we would not have quarreled with Andrew, and the issue of arranging a bar counter and a horizontal bar would not have caused heated debate and tears.

2. Determine the supporting structures

No matter how much we want to expand the space to the maximum and demolish unnecessary walls, it is impossible to ignore supporting walls and columns, to get rid of ventilation shafts. Naturally, all these structures must be preserved.

3. Find technical communications

Given the technical features, devices that require water and drain should be connected to the risers. And for this you need to clearly imagine where all these communications are located.

4. Preparing a blank sheet of paper

We remove everything superfluous from the working plan: partitions, furniture. Nothing should distract, "blur" the view and limit the imagination.
5. Starting from the entrance

We expand the plan with the entrance down and begin to think about the layout. Every little thing is important: where to put the keys at the entrance, where you can put your bag or wash your hands. This movement of details unfolds in space up to the notorious bedside table in the bedroom, on which there is a glass of water for the night.
6. Draw by hand

When we draw a plan by hand, we are not tied to a coordinate system. The drawing should be as convenient as possible, meet the tasks of ergonomics, remove all restrictions, give freedom of expression.
Beginners may have a question about the scale, but all difficulties are removed through regular training and some life hacks from the pro.

7. Scattering the zones

Now we must determine what space we need and where. Here fantasy must give way to logic. At the entrance there will be a wardrobe area, a little further - a bathroom, a spacious family area, a kitchen, a living room, a dining room. And in the remote corners of the object, you can plan bedrooms, bathrooms, dressing rooms - in a word, personal private areas.

8. Recall design principles

There are eighteen design principles - it is important to remember and ideally use them all. This will help to solve the problem of redevelopment in a comprehensive manner.

9. Agree

Check the project for legality

10. Arrange furniture, take into account the details

We begin to design in details each of the zones, arranging equipment, furniture and interior items.

11. Draw and refine the solution.

The freehand drawing is transferred to the program. We draw, check its scale, build lines and look at the whole object in its entirety. It is desirable to avoid complex corners and disproportion. I closed the book and looked at Andrew. And unexpectedly I realized that he had been watching me for a long time and intently ... Some new shade of tenderness appeared in his eyes ... Has he finally realized that design is not just my current passion?!

With regards,
Мaria Black