A partially open floor plan consists of only a couple of open spaces rather than a completely open floor plan. This is usually the result when, for example, only the kitchen and the dining area open to each other. Meanwhile, the living room is separated from these by either walls or other barriers.
Oftentimes, the walls separating these spaces are load-bearing ones, so knocking them down can be a complicated process. However, there are ways to enjoy an open floor plan or at least trick the eye into seeing one without the need for major renovation.
Design Build Remodeling Group, a trusted name in large-scale residential renovation projects, shares these practical tips on transforming your partially open floor plan into a wide open one.
1. Opt for a Minimalist Style
Less furniture and zero clutter mean can make the space seem more open, and you can achieve this by taking a minimalist approach. Make space only for things that you actually use and lose all the excessive items. For instance, if you don’t have a lot of space in your living room, having a single couch might just be enough. You can also look into space-saving furniture like minimalist benches and foldable tables.
2. Look Into the Arrangement of Your Furniture
Sometimes, rearranging your furniture can create the illusion of open space. Here are some notes to consider if you want to change the arrangement of your furniture:
Have your furniture pieces face each other in a square pattern in order to create structure.
Place your sofa along the wall so that it faces outwards towards the rest of the space.
Avoid getting bulky pieces of furniture as well as other elements that could visually separate or clutter the space more.
If you feel that there’s really not enough space in your home, consult with home remodeling contractors. We can come up with a design that will improve your usable space.
3. Create a Cohesive Design Between Spaces
Open homes typically feature a cohesive design, so you might want to mimic this in your partially open floor plan. To achieve this, you should have similar color schemes, patterns and textures on walls. If you have decorative or art pieces, you can place them evenly throughout the spaces.
Design Build Remodeling Group has a team of skilled and experienced renovation and new addition contractors. Call us at (443) 230-4070, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Baltimore, MD, and nearby areas.