Farm house in Delhi
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5. Furniture should go against the wall and never against windowsWe tend to push our furniture against the wall, by default. What we don’t realise is that by doing so, we end up encouraging foot traffic in front of the furniture. Also, a lot of window space is wasted because of the shyness to add furniture against it. We say, do it! It not only looks good but also creates an extra seating area.
1. What size ceiling fan should I buy?The size of the room would determine how big your ceiling fan should be. Fan size is measured by its diameter (blade span), which should be proportional to the space. A fan that’s too small for a room might not stir up enough air and one that’s too big could create a mini hurricane of sorts. A general rule is that for a room with an area of up to 75 square feet, the fan size should be a maximum of 36 inches, 42 inches for rooms up to 100 square feet, 52 inches for rooms up to 225 square feet.Tip: Keep in mind that if the room is very large, you might want to consider using two fans instead of one. Ensure a clearance of 18-24 inches of space on all sides.Pro Tip: The smaller the fan, the more forceful the airflow you feel below; the bigger the fan, the more it will feel like a gentle breeze.
2. This farm house in Delhi brings together the warmth and vitality of an Indian home in a modern structure with new-age necessities. Designed by Monica Khanna Designs, the house, like traditional homes, has been laid out with a welcoming foyer and there are courtyards and small walkways throughout the space. Light streams in through large glass windows and complements the high wooden ceilings, creating a dramatic connect with the outdoors. Its traditional design combined with modern build, furnishings, swimming pool and landscaped decks make this the ultimate weekend getaway. Take a tour of this house
Seize any opportunity you can to create a full size glass window. This kind in the image is a full floor-to-height window, which also makes the room look so much bigger. Tip: Make sure you do not break down any important structural beams or columns of the structure.
The massage room, reading room and one of the bathrooms overlook a shared enclosed garden. “The interesting architectural detail about these spaces is that although all the rooms look out into one single enclosed garden, no person from one space can look into the other room,” says the designer. To further ensure privacy, all the windows have been installed with motorised blinds.