Published at Thursday, November 16th 2017, 07:55:32 AM by edgarquintero. design. Open floor plans generally work best in “homes with less square footage – sometimes out of necessity – while larger homes have more leeway to work with when integrating great rooms into a floor plan”. Spacious homes that have fewer walls are the layout du jour; let’s consider their benefits.
Published at Thursday, November 16th 2017, 03:59:20 AM by edgarquintero. design. Of course, the open floor plan doesn’t get its popularity due to the number of rooms but rather the way that those spaces function within the larger whole. If you’re one to prefer privacy and, perhaps, greater organization (e.g., more built-ins and storage), having fewer rooms with which to work could put your space at a disadvantage.
Published at Thursday, November 16th 2017, 03:16:05 AM by edgarquintero. design. For those instances where a widely open floor plan just doesn’t make sense or look well, it’s certainly not a bad idea to incorporate some sort of design elements that will resemble walls for you. Just be sure that they lean more toward Swiss cheese (plenty of visual “holes” and gaps) than toward a thick slice of cheddar. Leaving the top third of the vertical plane empty also helps to maintain a feeling of openness while still defining the smaller spaces.
design. Published at Friday, August 10th 2018, 05:54:18 AM by edgarquintero. Like with every other material, there are both pros and cons linked to marble floors. For example, on one hand marble is very refined and elegant and always features unique patterns but on the other hand it’s also a soft and highly absorbent material which means it stains easily and can be easily damaged by acidic substances and cleaning products.
design. Published at Tuesday, August 07th 2018, 05:19:01 AM by edgarquintero. The reasons why we, in general, love marble so much, are numerous and include details such as the fact that marble is very easy to work with and can be milled, machined and tumbled which allows it to have multiple uses. Marble floors are quite common although less popular than marble counters or table tops. Of course, marble floors don’t suit every type of space.
design. Published at Tuesday, August 07th 2018, 02:51:38 AM by edgarquintero. Open layouts in a home increase the opportunity for social interaction, just by nature of their being wall-free. When the barriers between people are physically removed, it’s much easier, more convenient, and more common for interactions to increase. Facilitate this opportunity by providing comfortable, unique, and/or interesting seating arrangements or furniture items…such as a hanging swing-chair.
design. Published at Monday, August 06th 2018, 11:47:27 AM by edgarquintero. Open space, to feel like truly open space, needs to have plenty of “white space” and free-flowing airspace. One way to achieve an opened up look in any room in the house (even the kitchen!) is to make larger pieces of furniture or even the architecture itself incorporate legginess. This allows our eyes to travel above, around, and under even the largest of elements, thus maximizing the sense of openness.
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 10:46:34 AM by edgarquintero. Like with every other material, there are both pros and cons linked to marble floors. For example, on one hand marble is very refined and elegant and always features unique patterns but on the other hand it’s also a soft and highly absorbent material which means it stains easily and can be easily damaged by acidic substances and cleaning products.
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 08:18:40 AM by edgarquintero. For those of us who love a good piece of wall art, the limited wall space is a decided disadvantage. Like this oversized woven “portrait” made out of recycled materials. Amazing.
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 05:35:22 AM by edgarquintero. Due to their, well, openness, open spaces thrive with the potential for horizontal surfaces. Work these horizontal planes (e.g., shelves) in wherever it makes sense and is useful. For example, the large “shelf” near the floor under this kitchen island work station is floating, which maintains an open feeling, but it also provides storage and decorative function within the space.
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