The neutral material palette of this contemporary open-concept home blends with the site’s natural and restored vegetation in Austin, Texas. The clean design of the backyard pool by Word + Carr Design Group lets the surrounding nature command attention, earning this site the ASLA 2018 Award of Excellence in the Residential Design Category.
To create the open concept home the homeowners hoped for, Chip and Joanna, of HGTV's Fixer Upper, removed several walls to open the space up, creating a clear line of sight from the kitchen to the dining room. To connect the spaces, Joanna chose gray trim and molding to run throughout, creating an industrial feel for the spaces.
This family wanted a home that had character and is a lively, functional gathering space for family and friends, so designers created an open concept home with elegant, durable furnishings that were both stylish and sophisticated. They added interest to the space with texture and color, and they finished off the home with details that give spaces the unique look the family longed for.
Joanna Gaines, of HGTV's hit show Fixer Upper, wanted to give these homeowners the kitchen of their dreams. They desired a modern, rustic open concept kitchen, but their previous kitchen was small and closed in, so Chip and Joanna knocked down the walls surrounding the space to give the kitchen more square footage, but also to provide the homeowners with the open concept home they've been longing for.
The neutral, modern kitchen in this open concept home is as functional as it is stylish. Stainless steel appliances make food prep and storage easy, while the honey wood cabinets provide stylish storage for the space. An "L" shaped kitchen island adds functional counter space, while leaving room for several barstools on one side and a small breakfast table on the other, giving the space two casual dining options.
The homeowners wanted an open concept home with plenty of natural light, so designers created a space that left each room open to the next, creating a clear line of sight through all of the home's common spaces. For natural light, they took advantage of the existing windows and skylight by using a black and white color palette that would reflect the light from the outside, giving the space a natural glow.
The dining room was once a narrow, closed off space with a tiered flooring separating this room from the rest of the house, so to maximize the home's potential and update its layout, Chip and Joanna removed the walls separating the dining room and living room and removed the tiered flooring. Now, the dining room is an elegant part of an open concept home whose flooring is all on one level. As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
This open concept, contemporary home is the perfect space for entertaining. With large indoor and outdoor living spaces as well as four connected dining areas and a seamless indoor-outdoor design, this home gives its owners great space for gatherings-large or small.
This open concept, urban home in Austin, TX, offers more seating for guests in this bonus living space. With ceiling fans above and plenty of comfortable seating below, take in all the views of the outdoors, or seclude yourself from the dining area with the hidden pocket door.
The single mother and daughter who live in this Decatur home outside Atlanta share a pretty space where toys and other kids gear is hidden within the beautiful design. A buffet cleverly hides bins with toys. "This project is a great example of a common request I get from clients with small children, who do not need a formal dining area: how to create a play space without having a room that's completely devoted to kids and toys," " says designer Gina Sims. These clients want a space for their children, but do not want to lose the "adult" feel of the room. This is a common issue as more clients choose open-concept homes.