It’s no secret that architects and designers at MN Custom Homes have a deep appreciation for using open-concept floor plans in our luxury homes. Our team finds the freedom of space, fluidity of design, and seamless integration of living areas exciting and innovative.
An open-concept floor plan may initially seem intimidating for buyers who have only lived in traditional homes, but with the right strategies, we can help decorate your home to feel magazine-ready.
By keeping a consistent theme, utilizing the right paint colors, separating zones, and using storage solutions, your open concept will have a cohesive design with a natural flow. This will make your space not only visually appealing but also practical and comfortable for everyday living.
What is an open-concept floor plan?
It wasn’t until the mid-20th century post-WWII era that open floor plans became common in residential design. Lifestyles changed and building materials and techniques improved, allowing for bigger, open spaces. This period shifted toward more casual living arrangements that merged common areas like the entry, kitchen, and great room into one unobstructed space.1
In modern times, open-concept floor plans have regained popularity as a new home construction trend for luxury homes.
Benefits of open floor plans
Your home is brighter
Great for entertaining
Design tips for open floor plans
Maintain a consistent design
Open-concept kitchen and living room floor plans can feel overwhelming to fill. Planning ahead before you start decorating can help maintain a consistent design style between the areas.
Start planning by creating a mood board based on your home’s style. Get inspired by your home’s existing materials and add complementary colors, patterns, fabrics, and metals to keep your design consistent.