Secrets to Designing a Successful Open Floor Plan.
If you’re looking for the perfect investment opportunity, a dual occupancy home is one of the most simple and beneficial solutions. However, when it comes to designing any home, it is best to trust a reputable dual occupancy builder in Melbourne who can suggest an appropriate floor plan that will meet all your needs and fully utilise the available space.
Most homes built recently have open plans. This is because open floor plans make the area look more spacious and defined, which in turn attracts more potential buyers or renters.
If you are renovating an existing old house, some structural changes might be needed to allow for an open floor plan. If the house already has strong support and wide areas, there isn’t much that needs to be done.
Defining the space
We can help you incorporate various architectural elements that will define the area without installing a lot of full walls or confusing nooks and crannies. A very large room can look a bit overwhelming and give you the feeling of getting lost, so it’s ideal to divide the area without losing definition or too much space. Adding appropriate definition will ensure that the plan looks more inviting, cosy and sophisticated.
Paying attention to the ceiling
The ceiling is like a blank slate and can be modified in a myriad of ways. A ceiling treatment can give a space more character without distracting from the original floor plan or decor. If you go for a coffered ceiling, you can give any room the subtle definition it needs along with a touch of elegance. If you’re after something a bit more eye-catching, we can experiment with a ceiling that contrasts with the rest of the floor plan to break up the monotony.
Allow natural lighting
Ensuring natural light is in abundance is a crucial aspect of any successful open floor plan. Unless absolutely necessary, the use of artificial light should be limited. Using a medium sized chandelier in the dining area can be enough to light up the entire space, and some pendant lighting to highlight your favourite paintings or art pieces in the house is always a beautiful touch. Installing lamps in the living room is also an appealing choice many homeowners utilise to brighten a room without washing it out.
If you are re-designing a home or buying a new one, hire our boutique home builder in Melbourne and trust us to help you bring your dream home to life.