Open floor plans offer homeowners the ability to use every square foot of their home without having to worry about walls or doors getting in the way. While open-concept floor plans have been around for a while, there are those who still struggle with how to make the most of it. What should go where, and how do you mark different rooms? Check out our tips below to learn how to get the most out of an open floor plan.
A big help with taking advantage of open space is with symmetry. Whether it’s two couches across from each other in your living room area, or a large sectional at one end of the floor, balancing a large dining table can both help. The symmetry both plays up a look that pleases the eye, as well as brings order to the room.
Take advantage of practical spaces, for example, use your kitchen island as seating space by adding bar stools, and arranging a couch or love seats nearby to make for an interesting conversation area for your family and friends.
One of the great things about an open floor plan is being able to carve out sections of your home for different purposes. Using bay windows as reading areas, or corners as craft nooks can help you maximize your space and make your floor plan more exciting.
The easiest way to differentiate space is with flooring. While some homes have the same style of flooring throughout, for example, tile, or hardwood, area rugs can be used to specify where one room ends and another begins. They also make for great conversation pieces, add a pop of colour, and really tie a room together.
Do you have questions about how to lay out your open floor plan, or are you ready to build your dream home? We can help!