Open floor plans are beautiful and add a sense of luxury to any new home, while maximizing space and creating a light, airy atmosphere. Because of these features, open floor plans have had a tremendous surge in popularity in custom homes.
Because open floor plans don’t have easily recognizable living spaces, turning them into comfortable spaces can seem overwhelming. However, there are many easy ways to enjoy the benefits of an open floor plan in your custom home without sacrificing comfort or style.
Use furniture in your open floor plan
The easiest way to create a defined sense of space in an open floor plan is to use your furniture to mimic the function of a wall. Have seating areas with chairs and couches that face inwards to a central coffee table to install a cozy feeling. This works best when you have a large sofa that faces away from the nearest “room” in the space. Place tall chairs or bar stools around your outermost kitchen counter to provide a casual dining space. You can use matching area rugs to create a visual separation between “rooms” and give you a visual pathway between spaces. Using these methods to decorate an open floor plan, you can still enjoy bright living areas in your custom home.
What to do during the design and construction of your custom home
If your custom home hasn’t been built yet, there are design and construction tricks you can employ to make your modern open floor plan feel comfortable. You can physically break up your space without walling off individual rooms by creating separate ‘rooms’ that still flow effortlessly into each other. For example, you can create a less angular and more original feel to your custom home by including curved kitchen counters in the dining area. Consider building smaller reading nooks in the living area and scattering decorative niches throughout the area.
Hire the right custom home builder
Hiring the right custom home builder to design and construct your property will help you get the most out of your living spaces. At Hunter Corp, we value our clients and the confidence they place in us to build high-quality, beautiful homes. Our designs are unique and one-of-a-kind and we do everything we can to make the building process as easy and enjoyable as possible.
Speak to one of our experienced professionals today about how we can help you build the custom home of your dreams. Call us at (806) 418-2744 or Contact Us by email today to learn more about Getting Started on your new home. We are licensed in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Hawaii.