Open plan layouts bring many benefits, but there are a number of practical considerations to be made to ensure a successful scheme.
We have all embraced the new style of open plan living and somewhat left the idea of having many separate rooms in a house behind. Where this new style is being embraced so much, it’s easy to get open plan living wrong due to bad planning or confirming how space will work on a day to day basis.
It’s useful to design the space while imagining the walls in place. This ensures circulation space is properly considered and allows each space to have its own sense of importance. You’ll need to think about both the areas where things are – the dining table, sofa, storage pieces and so on – and spaces that you will use to move through the room.
Don’t forget to leave space for things such as drawers, standing lights, chairs and tables. It may be of help to cut up some paper and treat that as though its furniture (just a thought!).
Planning An Open Plan Room
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