The House: Your client has a young family and wants to modernise the house.You can change the rooms around but leave the stairs where they are.You can knock down walls, however please be sure to note that you would always seek the advice of a licensed builder or engineer.
The house is a standard layout.
It has a center L-shaped hallway, a stairway to the upper storey. The dining room and kitchen on the east wall, and the living room and study on the west wall.
Behind the dining room and to the northeast is the kitchen.
Behind the living room, to the north-west in the same direction is the study. There is a toilet beside it.As the client loves to cook but does not want to feel isolated in the kitchen, a table with two chairs were introduced in the kitchen area.
Technologically updates were introduced such as a flat TV on the living room and microwave ovens in the kitchen, although, the style of existing furniture is traditional, in keeping with the existing house.
More room was added for casual entertaining and family activities and less emphasis on formal dining, hence a the small dining room for four people
Light and Lighting
Consistent with many of the other components of a complete interior design, natural and artificial light are both functional and aesthetic considerations in every design.
We all know that light is essential to see and work. Light can also be used as a purely decorative element, to cast shadows on a flat surface to create the illusion of architectural interest, or to illuminate a feature wall or a ceiling in order to create a sense of space. The creative use of windows and reflective materials opens a range of possibilities for natural light; while there are endless applications and types of artificial lights. These provide a universe of practical and decorative possibilities.
A lighting plan is a plan used by the interior designer to communicate with the contractor. With regards to the lighting plan, you need to work out where you will be installing lights in the ceiling and on the walls, furniture and floor level, to see if you require more outlets or switches. This is also true if you require specific electrical work for placement and installation of computer, security, TV and sound equipment.
Regarding light Installation, there are some limitations to what lights you can specify, which are imposed by the structure with which you are working. If you are dealing with masonry walls or ceilings, you will not be able to recess lights or flush mount lights. There are tricks to create similar effects, such as mounting cornices, coffers or picture rails behind which small lights or tube lights can be fixed. Heavy pendant lights need to be supported structurally by beams in the ceiling.
You now need to create the interior finish schedule for the renovation
project which began with Assignment 4.
For this assignment, prepare a tabulated finish schedule for every
room in your renovation plan or area of your renovation plan, and in
addition, a paint schedule and flooring schedule for the entire ground
floor (refer to sample schedules in Module 7 as a guide).
You will need to source your own samples with detailed
specifications for this assignment.
You have now come to the final stage of your renovation that started back at module four.
Select furniture, artwork and accessories for your clients’ home that also complement the previous finishes selected.
Search on the internet or take photos of your chosen pieces and create a mood/specification board showing your choices.
You are to furnish the kitchen and dining room, the living