Long before open floor plans in city lofts and studios were a "hot and modern" concept, humans used to have to figure out how to divide spaces for separate purposes within their shelters. After all—modern architecture with walls and rooms haven't always existed, which means the art of zoning, or divvying up a large area of space for different functions, has been around for a very, very long time.
You would think, if a caveman could do it, it wouldn't look so utterly complicated. The good news is that in actuality it's not so difficult as you might think.
In today's video, nousDECOR Chief Designer Mark Cutler breaks down exactly what zoning is and how to go about doing it using a loft space he did for a client in San Francisco as an example. By deciding ranking the order of importance of each of the divided spaces and their functions within the home, it's possible to have a chaos-free and gorgeous set of "rooms" within an open space. Learn below how he did it, and how you can soon have rooms without walls yourself:
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