For that restful, beautiful mini-resort, consider an open concept layout—it’s the one most people are looking for in today’s housing world. And, it’s the one most appealing for entertaining.
Here are a couple of hints for open-concept living.
- In order to create an open-concept floor plan, combine the kitchen, dining room, and family room or living room into one single great room, perfect for relaxed entertaining and family gatherings. An open concept layout features connecting the indoors with the outdoors and making use of lots of natural light coming in through large windows. The goal is to be able to see all the way through the house from front to back door, continuing sight lines from one end to the other, thus making the house look large and spacious. This approach to housing design maximizes the use of space and provides excellent flow through the house.
- In an open concept plan, the kitchen acts as the heart of the home and makes possible for the chef to be a part of what’s going on with family and guests in other parts of the great room. The kitchen area also often features an island that provides extra seating areas and counter space. And, a large pantry adds to the room, one containing an extra fridge, rather than putting it in the garage or utility room. Add to your great room a fireplace, vaulted ceilings and dramatic lighting for added touches of luxury, and you have terrific open-concept living.
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