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Living Rooms with Open Floor Plans

 

Explore these beautiful open living room designs and learn tips for defining space with furnishings, architectural elements, and flooring.

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingWide Open Living Spaces

 

Comfort has no boundaries in modern living. Big, open, airy living spaces are ideal in an age where friends and family move freely between the couch and the kitchenRead more

 

 

 

 

 

The Pros and Cons of Open Floor Plans

 

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingThis week’s blog is a follow up to a recent post in which I discussed integrating kitchens and living rooms. The premise of the post was that living rooms are underused, and creating a “great room” by combining the kitchen and living room helps the living room get more use and the kitchen gain some much-needed extra space.

 

That post only addressed the advantages of great rooms, so in today’s related post I’m discussing open floor plans and the advantages and disadvantages of having one. This post may inspire you to create an open floor plan during your home remodel, or to make an existing open floor plan into several separate rooms, depending on your household’s needs. Read more

 

 

 

 

Home Design Ideas: Transitional Elements and Room Dividers

 

Combine the spaciousness of an open floor plan with the order and function of defined rooms by using creative transitional elements and room dividers.

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingUse Windows as Room Dividers

 

A bank of tall and narrow multi-pane windows between the kitchen and the dining room makes both rooms feel lighter and airier. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

Before You Remodel Your Home

 

It all begins with a dream. Cathedral ceilings! Skylights! Room-sized closets! But, the dream may turn into a nightmare, unless you plan ahead. Before you remodel, follow these steps to get your home improvement project on the right start.

 

Tuscan home design1. Draw Your Dream

 

Even before you consult an architect, you can begin sketching out your ideas and imagining your remodeled home. If you are adding or expanding a room, think about how the space will be used and how the changes will affect traffic patterns. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

Top Home Upgrades That Are In High Demand

 

San Antonio Design RemodelerMany existing homeowners choose summer time to spruce up their homes and make upgrades or improvements. While some home features, such as formal living rooms, have waned in popularity as of late, there are several common improvement projects that consumers still turn toward, to increase space and improve their real estate value. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

Defining Spaces: 6 Ways to Work With an Open Foyer

 

No entry hall? Here’s how to get the look of one anyway

 

By David Yuen

 

San Antonio Design RemodelerMany post-war and colonial homes lack a distinct foyer; either the front door opens right into the living area, or you are immediately greeted with a set of stairs without any focus. If you are in this situation, you can fix this without a major renovation. Here’s how to rethink your foyer: Read more

 

 

 

 

5 Reasons to Choose Open Floor Plans

 

San Antonio Design RemodelerThroughout the history of home design, preferences have shifted regarding the division of interior space. In the Victorian era, for instance, rooms tended to be cut off with walls, so each could be heated individually. This was a large change from the centrally heated open-fire floor plan homes of the middle ages. Frank Lloyd Wright was the first American modern-era architect to apply an open design to his creations. Innovations in heating equipment and ductwork had increased energy efficiency and heat delivery, making open designs more cost effective. Previously, open design was applied only in offices, where “bullpens” or “cube farms” of workers allowed businesses to save on utilities and rent. (As we’ll see a little later, an open floor plan is also conducive to team brainstorming.) Read more

 

 

 

 

Living Rooms with Open Floor Plans

 

Explore these beautiful open living room designs and learn tips for defining space with furnishings, architectural elements, and flooring.

 

San Antonio Design RemodelerWide Open Living Spaces

 

Comfort has no boundaries in modern living. Big, open, airy living spaces are ideal in an age where friends and family move freely between the couch and the kitchen. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

Open Floor Plans: Is This Design Right for You?

 

Compartmentalized homes with small, closed-off rooms aren’t in vogue. But before you knock down walls and open up the square footage in your home, here are a few things to take into consideration.

 

By ALYSON MCNUTT ENGLISH

 

J Angelo Design Build San Antonio RemodelerPostwar bungalows and midcentury ranches fill much of the prime downtown residential areas in Huntsville, AL, a thriving city of 350,000 people. The housing market hasn’t taken the hit that many other cities have experienced, and Huntsville Realtor Amanda Power of Keller Williams Realty says the high-value locations of these older homes make them prime candidates for modern renovations. In addition to remodeling bathrooms and refinishing hardwood floors, many homeowners in Huntsville are opening up their homes—formerly compartmentalized spaces. Read more

 

 

 

30 Open Floor Plan Living Rooms Inspiring a Sophisticated Lifestyle

 

San Antonio Remodeler Living Room DesignDesigning an open floor plan can be a great way to make your living areas seem more spacious. What is the first aspect that comes to mind when thinking about modern living rooms? For us it’s openness. And since we already featured a post on Freshome showcasing 26 wonderful living room ideas, we decided to continue this amazing display with 30 open floor plan living rooms that are very much in agreement with the modern interior design trends. Read more