NAHB Best In American Living - Winter 2018 - v2 - 18
Proofs & Truths
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Does a window look into a neighbor's
private space? We must consider those
things when we are designing homes.
Safety and protection are the most
important and instinctual feelings to
consider. Simply put, when people feel
safe, they're more likely to buy.
Homes have three categories of space:
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public, shared, and primary. Public space
is open to all who enter the home, such
as the foyer. It offers little to no individual
privacy and none is generally expected.
Shared space is where family and friends
will gather, such as a family room or
entertaining space on the patio. These
spaces offer a sense of shared intimacy.
Extroverts will generally have more
public and shared spaces than introverts.
Primary spaces are the most intimate
within the home: a bedroom, a bathroom,
a den. These are places where no one
goes without permission and where an
individual feels safest. This is also where
individuals can truly be themselves.