It’s a big deal in new home design, these days, to incorporate a great room into the floorplan.
With an open kitchen & living room floor plan, especially in a small home, people are able to watch the news or visit with family or friends while cooking.
Here’s a slideshow that will illustrate what I mean – there are 18 examples of great combination living/dining designs:
One of my favorite slides is #11 (I think) with the purple couch and the pumpkin colored chair. The next slide with the sassy green tiles is a close second.
But I love them all…just depends on the basic layout of your small space.
Once you choose a focal point, you can separate the areas with a rug, wall color, dining tables, peninsulas, etc.
An area rug defines the living space in this open concept condo.
Another look at an open concept home in Brooklyn, New York.
This is simply another take on living large in a small space. We just need to adjust the parameters…a small living area rather than a large living area.
So what’s your favorite? How can you merge your own living/dining/kitchen space to maximize the size of your small space?
Let me know in the comments!