Open plan living spaces are a phenomenon in the architecture industry, and so they should be!
They bring people together and can be used as a space for everyone instead of leaving set activities in set rooms like the kitchen.
Here are our Top 5 Pros of open plan living spaces in the home.
1. They create flow
Unlike in older houses where the dining and living rooms are clearly separated, open plan living spaces allow you to flow more easily through the home.
This is due to the lack of walls between the kitchen, living and dining rooms and also your ability to implement your design choices with more purpose to ensure that each space flows by connecting to each other.
2. They feel bigger
Open plan living spaces can make the whole house seem bigger! They open up the space and bring light in, giving the illusion of a bigger space.
3. Perfect for entertaining
Open plan living spaces are also great for entertaining purposes. Instead of being locked away in the kitchen while all your friends are chatting in the lounge room, open plan living spaces allow you to be part of the conversation as well. These spaces often open out onto a deck or outdoor area. This allows for optimum entertaining, regardless of rain or shine.
4. Perfect for a family
On a more personal note, open plan living spaces can bring the family together, both physically and metaphorically, as it allows space for kids to play and do homework as well as space for the parents to do work, cook dinner and entertain.
5. You can create better design
Because open plan living blurs the lines between living room and dining room, it allows for a much wider variety of furnishings, accessories and overall design theme in the home. Some designs can look crowded and overdone if they are shoved into a small room. Open plan living allows for continuity of design and theme throughout the majority of the house and allow you to fully invest in a style that you love!
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