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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

 

 

 

 

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