Open plan living has been fully embraced in the last 20 years or so. It has become an increasingly popular way to live, and new homes are now being built to follow this trend. Separate rooms are now being shunned in favour of a wide open ground floor space, and in some cases this flexible living means that the first floor can be a fairly common place to find a living room in the new build homes of recent years.
Although there are many benefits to open plan living, there are a few guidelines and tips that you can follow to ensure that you get the best from it, and that it is right for you. For example, one popular way of getting the bright and light open plan feel is to opt for modern glass walls rather than brick – Roman glass specialist glaziers and glass supplies Bath are one place that will be able to help you with this. It is a great way of creating a more flowing and fluid feel to a room, whilst retaining a divide.
Another great way to have an open plan feel without going fully open plan is to have half walls – by knocking down the top part of a wall you can open up the space, so that the eyes naturally see a larger area, but without removing walls fully. These half walls can also be used as countertops for dining or homeworking.