Opening up the layout of the home's main floor allowed for much easier entertaining with options! The French doors seen here lead to a screened porch. There's also a petite bar and a large open plan kitchen that flows to a dining area.
Before the makeover, this kitchen was closed off to the dining room, living room and home office. The new kitchen is more open and spacious, with a functional layout and is designed around the center island for cooking and entertaining.
This 1980s home was originally constructed of a series of enclosed rooms, which meant its spectacular location was little admired. Now, an open concept layout with walls of windows mean the interior gets treated to lake views from every corner.
This kitchen was redesigned to have an open plan layout to make it brighter, friendlier and easier to get around in. Soapstone and Aurea stone (a marble lookalike) have a classic feel that's in keeping with the home's original architecture.
In a larger space, like this farmhouse with its open concept layout, color can be a big factor in helping a home feel unified. Here, green walls are all around in the kitchen, living room, even up to a second-story loft.
The home's open concept living area is at the center of the layout, with two master bedrooms on either side. Two sleeping lofts sit atop those bedrooms. And for easy outdoor access, a waterfront porch stretches along the back of the house.
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.
The open layout of this bright, contemporary kitchen connects to the rest of the home and to the beautiful outdoor surroundings. An abundance of light and air is grounded by natural textures, creating an engaging design for family life and entertaining.
A typical kitchen layout in the modernist mid-century design of an Eichler home. This space will be incorporated into the living room and a new kitchen will be created in the far left corner of the home with open access to the courtyard and living room.
The layout of this home's main living areas is open concept, so to keep the look unified, designers used the same neutral color scheme throughout. White, cream and gray are paired with wood and metal accents. Wall paint: Sherwin Williams Gossamer Veil
This home's main living space has an open concept layout for maximum ease of getting around. Behind the dining table, the designer installed a custom-made, upholstered screen that helps set apart the dining area from the nearby seating arrangement and handily hides electrical cords.
Living room flows to family/game room flows to dining room and on to the kitchen in the easy open plan layout of the home's first floor. Large windows all around fill the interiors with pretty natural light that reflects warmly off the terra cotta floors.
When this home changed its layout to an open concept design, a more casual dining area replaced the formal dining room. Now the friendly table handles everything from meals to homework. The rug underneath is wool, colorful and spill resistant. The curtains help absorb noise.
In the redesign of this 3000-square foot family home, the main living areas were connected in an open concept layout, including the removal of ornate molding and built-in shelving units. Nature-inspired furnishings by Baker, Holly Hunt, Ralph Lauren Home and Bernhardt set a relaxing tone in the new spaces.
A dramatic stage is set immediately upon entering the home, designed by the award-winning Affiniti Architects. From the glass front doors, one can see all the way across the main living area, out to the Atlantic Ocean. The open concept layout is punctuated by ridged columns.
The open layout of this home allows for an easy flow between living, kitchen and areas, creating a relaxed vibe. A gray tufted sofa and metal coffee table decorate the living room, while the eat-in kitchen features sleek taupe cabinets and a black dining set.
You'll never tire of that view and in the main living areas of the home, it's always on full display from inside or out on the adjacent patio. Area rugs help break up the open concept layout and oversized pendant lights make each space feel intimate.
This view from the kitchen at the 2014 HGTV Dream Home showcases the textural and open feel of the transitional space and open layout of the lower floor. The spectacular kitchen's highlights include vaulted ceiling, exposed wood beams, sleek metallic, black kitchen appliances, marble counters and kitchen chairs that provide a bright yellow accent.