The living area, kitchen, dining area and study are contained within one large space in this open-concept home. Rich wood floors help visually separate the modern living area and study from the kitchen and dining area. A brown and white color palette carries throughout the home, creating a calm, crisp and elegant look.
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.
In this open concept space, the first section is home to a dining area whose rustic, wooden top table brings a relaxed vibe to the space. On the other side, a living area with wicker and metal furniture gives the space a beach feel, while the modern luxury of a television rests on a geometric shelf in the back of the space. Each of these spaces give the family a variety of ways to enjoy their space and the perfect, open area for entertaining.
Although the main spaces of this home have an open concept design, clear boundaries are created within that open space through the strategic placement of furniture and architectural elements. For example, the molded heading separates the living room from the kitchen and foyer, while the two armchairs provide clear limits to the living room.
The open concept of this home allows for a straight line of vision from the hallway to the kitchen, into the dining area, and on to the living room. This gives the house a proper flow and a consistent design.
Designers started this renovation with an overhaul of the design of the home. The kitchen and dining room were once spaces that felt closed in and claustrophobic. The young family had little room to move around and enjoy their space together, so designers created an open floor concept that would give the house a better flow and give the family more space to live and cook together in their kitchen.
Upon entering the home, guests feel the openness of the spaces, each with their own personality. This open concept design, though, creates a functional flow throughout the house and allows guests and family members in one space to still keep a connection with guests and family members in another, bringing them all together.
The tiny home's functional downstairs floor plan includes an open concept kitchen and living room. The kitchen, although small, makes the most of its space with large, lower cabinets, full sized appliances and a kitchen island with a breakfast bar that seats four. Adjacent to the kitchen is a living area with a stylish sofa and chairs. A rug adds definition to the design.
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.
To give more space to the living room, Karen and Mina, of HGTV's Good Bones, removed the walls that used to enclose the space. Now that the barriers are gone, this home has an open concept first floor with a line of sight from the living room into the dining room and kitchen. Each of these spaces, then received an elegant, contemporary design, creating a contemporary, updated space.
The open concept floor plan of the home allowed each of the home's spaces to effortlessly flow into the next, creating a greater function and flow throughout the home. The open concept also allowed for each space to have a design continuity with the one before it, contributing to the cohesiveness of the home's design.