In this sense, the philosophy of design is close to me Khrushchev. Even the entrance to the cellar would do in the kitchen. So I danced, not even on the stove, and from furniture. It turned out that it is very important at the stage of the project to place all the necessary furniture for the rooms. This helps to assess how it will be convenient to live in the house, it is not too small or large.
It is important to use standard sizes of furniture, which have long been calculated from ergonomic considerations will have to possibly make furniture by hand. These data can be found in civil engineering books. In an extreme case, take a meter and measure up the characteristic dimensions of the furniture in the place where you are now live. Your future furniture is unlikely to differ greatly in size from the present, even if you are going to do with his own hands. On the size and shape of the furnace is also better to decide immediately. Do not forget that the stove you need space for a stock of firewood, heating tools, firelighters material bucket for ashes, a broom with a dustpan you also have to be always at hand, since a lot of wood debris raining.
Urban residents who are not experience of working with a stove, as a rule, do not give it much importance. In the design had to consider many factors: its round the living room, kitchenette, oven in the middle of the house with a furnace of the kitchen, the lack of passing rooms, corridors, minimizing, topographic features of the site and the location of the cellar. Doug imbruce podz is often quoted on this topic. The basic rules for designing solar homes for me were no less important: all the windows, greenhouses, winter gardens from the south, there are no windows in the north, east and West, a maximum of sunlight on a massive internal solid walls and floor of the house stretches from east to west, accommodations should be directed to the south, utility and those with little spending time such as toilet, bath or better to place the ladder in the north.