Make the Most of Your Open Concept Space

Open floor plan kitchen/ dining area in west highlands model home

Open concept floor plans are trending home styles full of possibility. Indeed, you can be the creative new homeowner of a beautiful Brock Built home. To get the most out of our free-flowing home plans, you’ll need a vision and a little design know-how. With several open floor plans available in Brock Built communities, we’re sharing some helpful tips and more with you to make the most of your open concept space. Let us help you envision and create a beautiful home with functional open spaces.

Use the Architecture

When designing and filling an open concept space, the underlying shape and flow of the home can play a key role in how you place your furniture. Allow the structure of the home to determine how you separate each area. Use the above living room in Mangêt as an example. The left wall aligns with the front door which creates a clear border between the kitchen/dining space and the living space. Using these natural borders makes it easier to place decor and furniture and develop a sense of separation between rooms.

Draw the Line With a Rug

Establishing different areas of your open concept floor plan is as easy as placing a decorative rug or two. Area rugs create a defined sense of separation in expansive spaces. They add a tasteful way to distinguish between one area from another. Furniture also furthers those lines, and thoughtful furniture placement will make open spaces easier to navigate. This West Highlands home creates clear distinction between spaces with rugs and a strong seating arrangement.

Get Off the Wall

One of the biggest benefits of an open floor plan is freedom of movement. Maximize this coveted feature by keeping the sides of the room clear for foot traffic. Create lanes by getting large furniture pieces away from the wall.  This Westside Station home features a wide lane to the left side for an easy trip to the kitchen and back. The right side is made decoratively appealing and functional by utilizing the texture and accent brick wall. This open, elongated wall space is ideal for console-style furniture, an art gallery wall, and a place for your tv.

Living the Open Concept Lifestyle

These Brock Built spaces illustrate some of the best in open concept living available in several new homes. For a closer look, contact us and schedule a tour in Mangêt, West Highlands, or Westside Station. The models there are perfect examples of well-coordinated and inspiring open concept floor plans. They also prove that all it takes to make the perfect open space in your Brock Built home is a little bit of strategic decor and planning. So, take these design tips and add your own style to them. Then, you’ll create a wonderful space in your open concept home that’s uniquely yours.