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Ways To Make Your Home Feel More Spacious

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Having a small space is nothing less than a struggle when you have to fit in all necessary objects in the rooms. Sometimes you cannot have a bigger place either because of the square footage you own or the design and layout. Other than that, since a lot of people are spending most of their time at home because of the pandemic, our houses have suddenly started to look smaller. Well, it is true that you cannot increase the size of the rooms but you can always make your home look more spacious. Most of the hotel rooms are quite small however they look spacious because of the illusion created by interior design tricks. We have talked to the top interior designers in Islamabad to find ways that can help you make your house look more spacious

Clutter and organize

clutter and organize

So what exactly is clutter, this stuff we are concerned with? Paradoxically, it
is difficult to define, though this very difficulty is part of its quiddity. Not only
does clutter consist of different things across cultures [e.g., Daniels 1999], it
means, as we shall see, different things to people under the same roof. Indeed, in seeking to define clutter, one finds it to be just the sort of thing that people find hard to pin down. To offer a starting point for the following materials, however, we briefly describe a broad conception of clutter that we have come to in our work. Rather than one concrete thing (or many specific things), we have come to think of clutter as something that is understood in relation to other categories—that is, it is made up of things that are not easily classed by their unique features but rather by virtue of falling outside of other categories of things. In other words, clutter is defined not by what it is, but in part by what it is not. One might say that clutter is a residual category, in Zerubavel’s terms [1992]. There can be a range of reasons for this ambiguous status. The things might not be something we feel able to throw away, they might lack a definite place, they might be on their way to somewhere, and so on. The broad idea, though, is that there are groupings of things we class as clutter because they are out of place, in need of some classification, and, for some reason, resistant to being sorted. Of course, at any one time these same things might be classed as something else (possibly by someone else), but, because of their ambiguous status, we can see and treat them as clutter. Clutter as an idea is a convenient catchall, and by this, we don’t mean for us as researchers; but for the people who live with it. As an initial foray into these loose ideas of clutter, our article focuses, specifically, on the curious role of clutter bowls and junk drawers found in family homes. We begin by detailing the seeming detritus that goes into, remains within, or comes out of these containers. We will also detail how the persistent presence of clutter can be unsettling and a source of disquiet to household members. Order in these forms of containment would appear to be a sought-for goal, and one that has moral underpinnings: it appears to be not simply tidiness versus messiness, but rather clean versus dirty, right versus wrong, even, we will say, a question of the sacred versus the profane. In this regard, the sorting and organizing of clutter is not simply a question of classifying things and keeping the home tidy. It is also, and perhaps more fundamentally, a question of making the home a uniquely organized place, a place that is distinctly different from all that is out there beyond the boundaries of what we see to be safe. Casting an analytical lens over the materials we will present, we thus aim to consider three general points associated with home and specifically family life:

By LAUREL SWAN, ALEX S. TAYLOR, and RICHARD HARPER
Brunel University,  Research

Lighting Utilization

lighting utilization

The main problem at hand can be summarized in two main points. Insufficient amounts of natural daylight within the space itself, and relying on artificial lighting systems during the day, hence consuming higher amounts of energy. Therefore, the main objective of this study is to specify an appropriate method to reduce the dependency on artificial lighting during daylight hours as an attempt to consequently reduce the amount of energy consumption and enhance the Daylight Factor of behavior within the library, the user comfort, and general sustainability.

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