Today's home buyers do not just want an open floor plan. They demand it! But creating the ultimate open floor plan is not just about taking a sledge hammer against walls (hi HGTV!) It's about caring and creative design from scratch. Here are some easy ways to develop open floor plans that have pizzazz.
Define define spaces:
Carving out "functional spaces" gives buyers an idea of how the open floor plan will flow and meet their daily lives. Objects such as the carpet and exposure lighting help define spaces and add interest. By using a surface in the large room and a wonderful chandelier above the dining room, the spaces are controlled and not defined.
Continuity is king:
Basic design elements such as floor and submerged lighting should maintain a consistent feel in the open space. It may sound obvious, but it creates an aesthetically pleasing and seamless flow that home buyers want. Make sure that furniture, accessories and art complement each other. Also check the color palette among spaces to ensure that there is a strong relationship in color selection and styling.
Stunning Standout Features:
In every "zone" of the open living room, make sure there is a design feature that really makes a statement. A beautiful stone wall wall in the living room or statement sentences hanging over the kitchen island gives personality to each of the rooms.
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Keep an open plan just that – open! Make sure you leave the space neat and not obstructive side lines with unnecessarily large accessories or furniture pieces. Buyers want to cook, eat and maintain everything in the same open, airy space. Something like a long bookshelf or bulky section can be more of an eye sore as a striking statement.
Take a space to rising heights:
If the home can accommodate, it may be beneficial to add architectural drama. An open floor plan can feel even brighter and fresher with remarkable ceiling height and details. Vaulted ceilings or dramatic wooden cladding or beams can be the strong sales feature that stands out for a potential buyer.
Indoor Outdoor Relationship:
Don't let the open floor plan stop at the back door! Create a seamless flow from the fresh, airy indoor outdoor with a continuation of flooring in both spaces as well as impressive, large glass doors and windows.
Have fun with some (or all) of these creative design ideas that will surely help a solid layout stand out!