With the popularity of open plan living being bigger than ever, and many new build homes following this trend, the temptation to knock down walls in an older home can be high!
There are many benefits to open plan living, but before you do go ahead and knock those walls down, consider these alternatives that can strike a balance between a space being completely open plan, and a space that has an open plan feel but does have some division.
Half walls are beginning to make a resurgence and with good reason – they are a great compromise between going all out open plan and maintaining the feel of separate areas. One of the reasons they are becoming popular once more is because the eye can see over the tops of the walls so you can feel the space, with the benefits of separate rooms.
Glass walls are another modern and stunning way to get the feel of open plan without going the whole way. Contact a company such as Roman glass specialist glass suppliers Bath who will be able to help you with this. You can opt for plain or even painted glass so there are many great options that allow you have the light and open feel of open plan still.
Use furniture as walls – Bookcases and dressers can be made to act as dividing walls, and naturally break up an open plan space. The best way is to have them custom made and designed for the room, that way you have complete control over how it looks.« Back