The guidance describes the space requirements for each functional area of the home, for example living, sleeping, storage etc. The detailed design of each of these spaces can be resolved within the relevant room, however, the design should be considered in relation to the whole house
Best practice design should provide for homes which are flexible and adaptable over time. Therefore where relevant, this section also incorporates Universal Design principles. Universal Design refers to designs and spaces which are accessible to all.
In particular this guidance references the New Zealand Lifemark Standards which have been created to achieve adaptable, accessible design solutions.
For further detailed information refer to the Lifemark website, www.lifemark.co.nz