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tropical house design Philippines

Home design in the Philippines is very varied when it comes to external influences. On one hand, a lot of the houses are laid out the same way, with a common room or sala, next to a dining room, a hall with rooms and bath, and a dirty kitchen to the rear. But aside from where rooms are situated, you can also affect people who stay in them through how rooms are designed. Here are 4 design elements to help you decide in what way and by how much can your home be affective.


Element of Space


First and foremost, you can’t have a home if you don’t have your own space for it. When it comes to rooms, you can only make it work how you want if you space it out properly. Spatial logistics is one of the reasons why it is important to get an architect to work on your home so that rooms never feel too small and crowded or too big and bare. You can also layout items such that they help group or isolate people like by putting a table for 2 near a window or making sure the couch by the TV is packed and can seat a big group comfortably.


Element of Function


Every room in itself has its own function but you can actually style a room to make each of their function more optimal, and even enjoyable. Place items in the kitchen strategically so that you can hygienically prepare food, easily dispose-off waste, and have quick access to every cooking necessity. A library should have temperature and humidity modifiers. Your game room should be sound proofed and have provisions for fire. Home designs for every room in a Philippine household must not only have the necessities, they must also cater to the nuances of the functions they perform.



Element of Mood


Mood is not only how the room intends to make someone feel; it’s also how it intends to convey how the household works. Aside from painting rooms with predominant mood colors like red, yellow and orange to entice appetite, or stir excitement, little everyday nuances also set up the mood drastically. Minimalist designs often convey discipline and sense of strictness. Personalized elements like photos, handicrafts, and handwritten notes often create warm homely spaces.


Element of Perception


One of the most common home designs that we see in the Philippines is our trophy rooms. These are rooms that are embellished with all of the family’s proof of accomplishments. These commonly have shelves for trophies, hooks upon hooks of medals, and wide frames for diplomas, certificates and more. These are rooms that give others a sign of the person or a household’s social status. These can also be conveyed through our choice in items. From just having a room furnished with top of the line and expensive furniture, electronics, and decorations, you immediately albeit subtly convey how far up the social ladder you are.