7 Design Secret for Open-Plan Living

Helloshabby.com -- A house with open plan concept are now increasingly popular. Having large open areas with few or no internal dividing walls also bring many benefits. Small houses that use the open plan model will feel more spacious. The room also look brighter, and it will bring comfort into the homeowner. 

Speaking about open plan design you'll also get open-plan living. Open-plan living means occupants can share the same zone while doing several activities. This way will encourage conversation and stronger family relationship. Here's the 7 design secret for open-plan living to help you make it yours. 

1. Access plenty of light and air 

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A large room without sufficient access for light and air will feel suffocating. For the convenience of open-plan living it's a good idea to build a large enough air circulation and light access. For example, using a large window or glass door that can be opened wide. The large window will  make the room look bright thanks to the reflection of direct sunlight into the room. It will also make the open-plan room feel fresh. 

2. Imaginary walls to divide each space 


Just imagine there's an imaginary wall between the areas in your open-plan space. These walls will determine the access in and out and mobility of the occupants of the house. That way, the proportion between rooms remain balanced and not too wide or too narrow. 

3. Designing the layout


You can make your furniture work for you. Just set the layout and direction of the furniture. The furniture of the home can work as a space divider. The use of rugs also can be used to define space. 

4. Harmonize the areas with each other


In order not to overlap, open-plan house design must pay attention to harmony between one area with another area. Although each area has a different function, it is recommended that the existing area still look in the same tones. One step that can be done to match these areas it to use color coordination. 

5. Use partitions


Designing a tiny house without a partition is not the same as you have to completely remove the partition between rooms. The living and dining rooms can be separated by an open cabinet. This partition serves to provide privacy to visiting guests or residents of the house who are eating in the dining room. In addition to the room divider, this shelf can also be used to display decorations on each side. That way the room will look more beautiful and tidy. 

6. Combine 2 matching spaces


There are many option of uniting the room in the open plan concept, such as living and dining areas and TV room and kitchen area. Choose a design you like. With the open space design, you can cook while watching television, or chatting with other family members. You can also keep an eye on the kids while they're playing around in the house.

7. Another lay out of  open plan design


Although a two-story house allows you to have more space, but it's good that the room in a two-story minimalist house is still made with an open plan. The styling model can be created like the picture above, where the dining room and kitchen become one space. The dining area is directly adjacent to the living room. The kitchen space is made more hidden from the living room, thus providing a relaxing moment undisturbed by  noise and smoke-filled cooking activities.   

Hopefully those 7 Design Secret for Open-Plan Living is useful for those of you who looking for ideas and inspiration about open plan design. We wish you will be easier in making your dream house come true. Don't forget to share it with your relatives and family.

Author      : Yeni

Editor       : Munawaroh

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