the eclectic home
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3. Secure the furnitureIt doesn’t take long for an inquisitive toddler to bump into danger. Once babies start crawling or walking, they want to explore their home, be it the bookshelf or the television unit. They grab furniture to pull themselves upright, or try to climb it. If the piece is not anchored it can fall, with serious consequences. Parents can help prevent these injuries by anchoring entertainment units and tall, heavy furniture like dressers and bookcases firmly to walls.
Some structural changes were made to reconfigure spatial arrangements. “The heights, columns and even the structure to some extent were reworked to meet our goals,” explains Tejas Patel. “For instance, the opening sills were brought down to floor level so as to bring in more floor light and to have the entire terrazzo floor awash with light.”A patterned terrazzo floor was brought in to break the monotony of ‘the perpendicular’ created due to a grid formed by rigid walls and ceilings. “A brick perimeter wall along with the free and non-aligned placement of furniture further break up the grid, as well as hold the house together,” says Mona. “In addition, this pattern negated the residual edge issue along the walls that one usually faces when using a perpendicular grid.”