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Living Room Design With Impressive Mezzanine

The living room is an indispensable area in every house. Therefore, the design of the living room is always taken into consideration by the homeowners. Currently, the design of a mezzanine living room is a very popular trend nowadays. Understanding this trend, we conducted research, research, and came up with design options for a mezzanine living room.

In today’s society, owning houses with a large area is a problem not everyone can do. Therefore, to expand the living space, many people go to the design and construction plan of the mezzanine floor.

In the past, the mezzanine area was often used to house the family’s belongings. But now, in-home design, this function is no longer so common but instead functions such as living room, bedroom, church, or office.

A mezzanine floor is one of the architectural parts of a building or a house. It is an intermediate floor between the floors of the main building and is therefore often unconcerned among the overall floors of a building. Typically, the mezzanine floor is low and is located on the first floor.

Things to note when designing mezzanine living room

Because it is the “face” of the house, the living room needs special attention from the owner as well as the designer. This problem becomes more important when the owner decides to use the mezzanine space as a living room or to design a mezzanine living room. Because if not designed and handled appropriately, space will be considered a “disaster”, lacking aesthetic …

Therefore, before conducting the design of the mezzanine living room, the designer, as well as the homeowners, should note the following issues:

1 / The height of the mezzanine living room:

Usually, the mezzanine is located in the 1st-floor area (ground floor) of the house. For that reason, the height of the mezzanine is not too large. Typical height ranges from 2.5m to 2.8m, not less than 2m but not exceeding 3m. For this reason, the mezzanine area is usually relatively tall. Therefore, in order to make the space of mezzanine living room design perfect, the issue of considering the height is very important.

2 / Clearly define the location and size of the mezzanine living room reservation:

This is a very important step in the design of the mezzanine living room. From clearly defining the area of the mezzanine, you can estimate the cost as well as the decoration and interior layout for this place.

3 / Ceiling:

Because the height is not too large, the ceiling system layout of the mezzanine living room design should be noted. We should ceiling here in a simple, gentle, and flat style.

Homeowners should use the plaster ceiling in this area. The reason for saying so is because the plaster ceiling with bright and clean colors makes the design space of the mezzanine living room more spacious and airy. At the same time, the plaster ceiling construction is quite easy so very preeminent.

At the ceiling of this mezzanine living room design, the designer should decorate relatively simply. The reason is that the ceiling area is relatively low, if designed too much detail will make space become tangled, losing the elegance and aesthetics needed. Note, also because of the height should in this ceiling area, the designer and the owner should not install the chandelier.

4 / Mezzanine rails:

The balustrade is an arrangement with the main purpose of ensuring the safety of people. But now, orchids are also used as decoration, increasing beauty and aesthetics for space. For mezzanine living room design as well. Railings play a very important role.

Usually, mezzanine balustrades are made of tempered glass, wood, or metal. Balustrade area balustrade is a simple design with reasonable height. Not only balustrades for mezzanine living room design, but for any railings of any area also need to fully meet 2 factors: aesthetics and safety. The height of the railing is neither too high nor too low. The handrail is designed not too fussy but must ensure consistent and synchronized with space.

5 / Design and layout staircase for the mezzanine living room area:

Not only for buildings with high-rise architecture, but the design problem of the mezzanine living room also attaches great importance to the selection and arrangement of staircase. The main staircase is the bridge, the traffic area between indoor spaces. Therefore, the staircase is an indispensable part.

For mezzanine staircase, the designer should choose simple and minimalistic staircases in terms of details. The types of stairs used mainly in mezzanine living room designs are straight staircase, fishbone staircase …

Hope this information will help you have more knowledge and a basis to choose for your space the most suitable products.

If you have any demand to design the staircase. Please contact us!

Katzden hotline: 0908.846.227 or 0908.834.227

Or you can also refer more products interior and exterior of us here.

How much will my staircase cost ?!!

A good staircase can become a key architectural feature inside your home – setting the tone for the rest of the living space.

The sky’s the limit in terms of what can be achieved (and what you’ll pay for it), but broadly speaking there are three main cost brackets: Starting with Design; Staircase shape; Length and width of staircase and staircase quality.

(ObjeA-Thunder Staircase: 12 wood steps; 3 spans horizontal handrail 2.485$)

1/ Design

For each type of living space, depending on the acreage of the house, hobbies, and economy of the landlord, the staircase will be considered for choosing according to many factors and the most suitable.

The design also depends on your available space and in the interior design of your home.

For homes with a limited budget, choose the staircase with a simple design. An appropriate area of the stairs will save a large number of unnecessary costs.

(ObjeA Semi-Close staircase: 16 wood steps; Straight beam and 4 spans horizontal handrail – 2.300$)

3/ Material

There are many kinds of materials that can be used for making a staircase. It could be timber, marble, steel, and even concrete. Some even use glass for their treads which look elegant yet more costly. Glass staircase is usually used for minimal and modern designs.

It is very important that your staircase can carry the load on it to avoid accidents.

(Cầu thang DEROUS: 15 bậc gỗ; 5 span tay vịn kính – 3.650$)

4/ Designer – Construction of prestigious staircase:

Currently, in Vietnam the staircase is considered a structure (layout) designed in basic drawings or 3D drawings.

Katzden Architec is the first stair unit in Vietnam with high-tech design and production.

With 40 years of experience in manufacturing and designing stairs in Japan. Environmentally friendly coal material and standard production line.

(FRIS staircase: 13 wood steps: SinglexHang – 3.105$)

Hope this information will help you have more knowledge and a basis to choose for your space the most suitable products.

If you have any demand to design the staircase. Please contact us!

Katzden hotline: 0908.846.227 or 0908.834.227

Or you can also refer more products interior and exterior of us here.

Kids Need Playgrounds: 7 Key Reasons

Do you remember your childhood? Playgrounds were probably your favorite thing on the entire world. Your kid feels the same way about them.

If you don’t bring this kind of fun in their world, you won’t notice they need it, since they have the iPad to replace it. But if they experience it once, you’ll witness an incredible shift in their love for genuine play.

Kids today have everything. All kinds of books, all kinds of apps, and all kinds of kid areas in malls. Why would they need a playground on top of everything? We’ll list 7 reasons that sound pretty convincing.    

Children Learn through Play

From a child’s perspective, learning and play are not separate practice.  Swedish researchers conducted an observational study in 1995 to prove that.

It turned out that the kids who took part in experimental learning combined with play were better at passing first-grade tests than the other children in the same classes. In the higher grades, these differences were not so obvious, but the children that learned through play were still better at math and writing.

The Playground Provides the Perfect Off-Screen Entertainment

You buy a new device and you still don’t know how to handle it, but your kid will immediately access the App Store, download a few games, and start playing them straight away.

Today’s kids are technology smart; there’s no doubt about that. However, apps won’t teach them everything. They don’t provide real-world experience. Technology is okay in moderate doses, but it doesn’t necessarily make kids smarter. They need real-world experiences, too.

Playgrounds Offer Physical Benefits

Just ask children why they love to run, climb and jump, and you’ll probably get this answer: – Because it’s fun!

Yes; outdoor play is fun. But it’s also much more than that. It’s necessary for the healthy physical development of children. It improves their flexibility and balancing skills, as well as their overall motor skills. They learn how to control their movement and how to trust their instincts. Physical exercise also improves the function of the heart and lungs, and it helps children build stronger muscles. Ultimately, it prevents obesity and diabetes. 

Playgrounds Have Emotional Benefits, Too

The physical benefits of play are obvious since it’s a physical activity. But there are also subtle changes in your child’s wellbeing that you don’t always recognize. Free play helps your kid develop self-confidence. When they see a physical obstacle, they are afraid to deal with it at first. But it’s also very fun and they see other kids doing it, so they start experimenting with their approach.

Sooner or later, you’ll see them climbing and conquering the obstacle. They realize that if they try and if they are brave enough, they can do it. Through this experience, they release traumatic emotions and learn how to deal with them.

Let’s Not Ignore the Social Benefits of Playgrounds

Whenever you visit a playground, there are kids there. It’s easy for your child to make connections since play is the medium. Playgrounds teach children important lessons about social norms and interacting with people. That’s something you can’t get from an iPad.

Solitary Play Is Good, Too

Although playgrounds are mostly social, they also offer opportunities for solitary play. Children gain benefits from these types of activities since they give them time to think, explore, and create.

If you see that your kid is not interacting with other kids as much as you’d like them to, you shouldn’t force them. Just let them be themselves on the playground. They will find creative ways to conquer the obstacles, as they get the freedom to use their imagination.

School Playgrounds Make Education More Fun

If your kid’s school has a playground, you’re a lucky parent because you’re making education a lot more fun for them. Researchers realized that school playgrounds have an important effect on a child’s learning and development. These facilities also had an effect on the attendance rate at primary schools.   

Most of all, playgrounds are fun. We should never deprive our children of safe fun! It takes an effort to take them to the playground and observe them all the time, but if it’s fun for the kid, it has to be fun for the parent, too.

Conclude

So, whether it’s outdoors or indoors, give your child a fun, creative playground and give them a memorable childhood memory.

Building a house will fail if the staircase are positioned incorrectly!?

When designing a house, many people tend to decide without regard to the location of the staircase.

However, in recent years, architects have recommended or put staircase designs into the living room. The proposal has received many positive feedback and satisfaction from a customer.

For a long time, the staircase installed in the lobby near the entrance were thought to be a common layout. So with the above layout, what are the advantages and disadvantages? What is the recent trend? And how do I not regret it? There are many factors that we must think about.

Unlike furniture, staircase once installed will be very difficult to remove and install at a different location (having the same measurements and techniques as the location that was installed earlier). Therefore, the installation location of staircase is an important factor that has a great influence on the structure and design of the house.

What kind of space will be used to install the staircase. Depending on the effect that each staircase brings:

1 / Open space for living room by considering: light source, ventilation, …

2 / Size of the raw space of the lower floor space and the upper floor space.

3 / Create communication between family members.

I would like to present the evaluation from 4 views following. Please note that there are many different cases depending on the skill of the house designer, as the following views are simply a summary for the reader to understand in one way.

1. The case of large void and staircase are set at the end of the living room.

At Katzden, we have many staircase arrangements but the most common one is at the end of the living room.

This installation creates more space and takes advantage of the light source through the window.

This clearly shows the see-thought feature of staircase in Kaztden.

The center of the room acts as a communication between the upper and lower floors. Sounds easily pass through different floors but the air in the family is not cut and separate.

Compared to 4 case, this case creates a sense of distance. However, in the winter, warm air will tend to go up because things need to focus on how to place fireplaces, floor heaters, wall insulation to ensure the indoor temperature does not decrease.

2. The case of small void and staircase are set at the end of the living room.

Advantages:

– Do not lose the airy and open space.

– Can create more rooms upstairs.

– Compared with case 1 and case 3, this case has less heat loss because of small floor vents. Therefore there is no need to be important about the location of the fireplace.

In the above cases, the dead space is the area under the staircase. With See-Through function dead space can see through.

If you put your sofa or TV in the dead space, it is easy to close the dust during your move. So instead of not using that space or installing inappropriate furniture creates inconvenience. Then make the dead space as beautiful and versatile as house plants (get natural light indirectly from the staircase), bookshelves or lights to make the space more useful.


3. The case the staircase are installed in the middle of the living room.

This layout is for people who want to influence their guests as soon as they enter the living room.

The one in the center is obviously easier to see, so you can see the staircase from all directions.

The staircase stands out and becomes the center of the house. The view from the top floor is hard to see in the houses where the staircase are installed according to the normal layout.

However, stairs have two defects:

1 / Costly to set up handrails on both sides.

2 / There is a dead space under the staircase in the center of the house.

Therefore, it should only be used for those who believe strongly that “I focus on one impact more than anything else!”

4. The case the staircase are installed right at the entrance.

For those who are uncomfortable with high ceilings in the living room and want to prioritize family privacy, it is advisable to set up the staircase right at the entrance.

The advantage is easy to create many rooms upstairs, and easy storage and storage of dead space.

Other way, if you respect your family’s privacy too much. You can come to your room quietly and secretly. Therefore, it is a small disadvantage in family communication.

In developed countries, after considering the growth of children. It is often proposed to gather family in the living room and arrange for people to meet each other at least once a day.

Conclusion

Observing the process of building a home you can confirm that what’s important in your home.

It is difficult to build a house that is not only present but also for your future. But if you only think the decision is based on money or lack of research, you will often regret it later.

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