Open Plan Living Spaces
Open plan living is fast becoming the new normal, in home renovations and new build property developments across Dorset and the surrounding areas. The open plan space allows for the whole family to be in the same area but not on top of each other. Creating a functional and interactive living space that suits a modern lifestyle, encouraging the family to spend time together.
An ideal way to define the spaces in an open plan kitchen and living space is the installation of a kitchen island. Not only does the kitchen island function as a practical space in the kitchen it also acts as a room divider. Becoming a clear indication of separating the kitchen and living spaces.
Think beyond the kitchen, is the living space where you are going to be sitting down to watch the TV as a family? Then install a media unit that matches your kitchen cupboard doors. Mix and match with open and closed storage cupboards and doors. Where you can display your pictures and trinkets and hide away other items!
The living space may also have to incorporate an office space, so why not have the desk matching with the kitchen cupboards, again to keep that cohesive look and feel to the open plan design.
One of the best ways to create a fluid space for an open plan living space that binds both the kitchen and living room together is to include complimentary furniture. A bookcase and/ or a sideboard is a large piece of furniture that can bring the two spaces together. Both tall storage solutions that will help keep the open plan space clutter free.
It does not have to be large pieces of furniture to make an impact, a coffee table or side table in matching design will still bring the two spaces together.