Soft gray on the walls, sofa, rug and backsplash results in a streamlined space that's set up for maximum openness and efficiency. The modern dining table is topped with a suspended track light that provides separation and creates distinct zones for living and dining.
America's Most Desperate Kitchen designers John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino wanted to give the homeowners the most efficient space they could, so these Kitchen Cousins removed the walls that closed in this kitchen making it feel small and cramped and created a space that has easy access to all of the common spaces in the home. Then added bright colors to the cabinets and industrial details that helped to bring this space to life.
From the dining room, there is a clear line of sight into the kitchen and the living room. This allows for whomever is enjoying time in one room to still remain a part of whatever is going on in the rest of the space, helping to maximize this home's entertaining space.
This open concept living room is made to feel even more open and inviting thanks to a soft color palette. Neutral furniture encircles a glass coffee table facing a white mantel and built-in shelving. A coastal display of pottery decorates the space with a stylish, beachy vibe, and a coffered ceiling completes the timeless design.
The owners of this Spanish Colonial wanted an open concept first floor, so designers used arches to create a brighter, more open space. These arches provide the warm living room with direct access to the kitchen, Florida room and the private spaces upstairs.
The inspiration for this home, the Italian stone pine tree in the backyard, can be seen in two separate spots in this space. The trunk is visible out the far windows, and the canopy is visible through the skylight. A long feature wall of cabinets stretches from the entry all the way to the kitchen, offering ample storage throughout the space. The cabinets hide everything from a coat closet at the entry to a refrigerator in the kitchen.
The open concept design of the home's public spaces makes the flow of the home very functional. Although each space has its clear boundaries, the kitchen is open to the sitting area, which maintains the flow in everyday life as well as entertaining.
The breakfast bar adds seating for four at the kitchen counter. Since the kitchen and dining room are connected by the open floor plan of the home's main spaces, this breakfast bar also acts as an extension of that space as well.
During the redesign of this modern-rustic ranch, designers created functionality between the entertainment spaces by establishing an easy flow between the kitchen and the dining room. The kitchen countertop extends to the edge of the dining room to make food prep and transport effortless.
Designers used the open concept layout to extend the home's living space. From the kitchen, a seamless transition to the dining area makes bringing food to guests simple and easy. Beyond the kitchen, sliding glass doors allow access to the stone patio beyond. This space extends the home's entertaining space.
Previously, this Maryland Ranch home had been closed in and traditional, but designers chose to update the home's spaces with a neutral color palette and an open concept design that helps each space transition seamlessly into the next.
An open concept design in the main spaces of this home allows for a great, easy flow in the spaces for entertaining, while the sliding glass doors in the rear of the space gives the homeowners the option of extending their entertaining space to the outdoor patios.
To create a visual distinction between the living room and the dining room despite the open concept floor plan of the home, designers painted the living room a sandy neutral color and the dining room a lovely blue that is the reflection of the color of the ocean. Both colors reflect the beauty of the sea.
As guests enter the home, they move straight from the classic foyer into the rustic industrial first floor. The walls in this space have been removed to create an open concept floor plan, and the gray trim and molding has been continued into these spaces to create continuity. Throughout these spaces, rustic pieces are mixed with industrial pieces to create an elegant, masculine design throughout the interior of this home.