Designing and Building Flexible Living Spaces
Picking up from our last blog post, we are looking at a multi-use space that combines living, dining and kitchen. Open concept or flexible spaces combine functional spaces and allow for better use, while also aligning well with casual living.
The traditional layout in most homes in Toronto were originally built with formal dining and living spaces and closed off kitchens. These houses are being renovated to create more connectivity.
Today we are renovating and building new homes with a more casual lifestyle in mind.
So what if you don't want a modern house? Designing a flexible floor plan does not necessarily mean that your home has to be contemporary or modern. Traditional or transitional design detailing is often incorporated nicely. For example, like to home pictured here, your selection of materials can add warmth and texture.
- Wide plank hardwood flooring
- Dark wood stained kitchen island
- Windows positioned just below the ceiling flood the room with natural light
- White shaker style cabinetry with a dark stone countertop
Transforming your home into a flexible and casual floor plan is a great way to get the most out of your home. Let us know if you would like some ideas on how this can be done.
Main floor living in a Toronto house traditionally consisted of a living room, dining room and kitchen.
Taking advantage of dead spaces in your home is like finding gold.
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