No detail has been missed in this stunning French-themed home design. The simple lines of the structure blend well with outside details -- rustic landscaping, a swimming pool, arched openings, columns and a pergola for dining. Together these elements form a cohesive layout for a beautiful home.
A cozy living room sits just outside the open kitchen space in this renovated midcentury modern home. The L-shaped layout of the room creates a small bonus space that works well as a reading nook. An Eames recliner chair and vertical bookshelves make the space functional without taking up too much room.
The open layout of this neutral contemporary kitchen connects it 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. An eye-catching wood dining table is the perfect place to dine in.
The open layout in this traditional Dallas art deco home creates a fresh and active hub around the kitchen. Crisp surfaces bring the space into a new era. A marble and white kitchen island with brown wood supports has built-in sink in this white kitchen, which includes wall and under-counter cabinets, three pendant lights, hardwood flooring, and stainless steel refrigerator.
The open concept of this home makes it the perfect place to entertain. A large kitchen, complete with commercial grade appliances and an enormous kitchen island, is a fantastic place to prepare meals for a large bunch, while two large prep sinks allow for easy cleanup. The natural light as well as the artificial light in the space provide the chefs with plenty of illumination, and the open layout of the kitchen and dining room makes serving a snap.
This wide view of the kitchen highlights the open layout and the beautiful stairwell with custom-made railing. The stairwell connects the home’s three levels and replaces an existing staircase enclosed in dry wall. “It was like a big dinosaur in the room,” says project manager Scott Branscom. “The stairs also separated the kitchen from the living room and blocked your view.”
The luxurious design of this contemporary style, Austin home flows from room to room. In this open concept layout, the galley kitchen, with its stunning marble accents, shares the space with a large wooden dining table and glass chandelier. Beside the dining table, and divided by a pocket door, are large floor-to-ceiling windows with comfortable seating for guests to relax after enjoying a meal.
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.
Beyond offering a place to mix drinks, a wet bar can play an important design role in a home with an open layout, linking the kitchen workspace with the entertaining areas of the house. Here, designer Amy Darooge used rustic materials to create a coherent style throughout. She chose distressed wood cabinetry, a copper sink and faucet, and “the material on the counter is walnut with a live ledge,” she says.
After opening up and including the old family room area into kitchen, the new kitchen is almost twice as large as most other homes in the neighborhood. New paint, light colored custom cabinetry, a fireplace, stainless steel appliances, and a contemporary layout with large center island and breakfast nook make this new kitchen the central hub of the home, as seen on HGTV's Buying and Selling.
As part of the McIntyre home transformation in Atlanta, GA, licensed contractor Chip Wade included a pullout pantry for ample storage, an expanding kitchen table for increased seating and a buffet style kitchen layout for prep, cooking and easy cleaning. Many elements were added for ease of use including this expandable table. The design aesthetic mimicked a sleek industrial kitchen, but added natural and warm elements like the tree trunk sink, wood table and brick floors. The transformation also includes open seating area to host family and church members, as seen on DIY Network's Elbow Room.
Designing a home for one family can be a challenge, but designing a home to be shared by two brothers’ families? That’s another proposition altogether — and one architect Matthew Collins of Uptic Studios met with the help of an open layout. “The goal of the project was to create a modern log cabin on Coeur D’Alene Lake in North Idaho,” he explains. “Uptic Studios considered the combined occupancy of two families, providing separate spaces for privacy and common rooms that bring everyone together comfortably under one roof. And we not only had to take into account the space itself, but also all of the people who would be living there. One of the brothers in the family is a chef, so we kept that in mind when designing the open kitchen and living room. We made sure to create a common room just off the kitchen, to bring everyone together. A delicate balance of natural materials and custom amenities fill the interior spaces with stunning views of the lake from almost every angle.”