Welcome back to this month’s installment of Design Talk with Jeffrey Rosen. This month, it’s all about the floor plans.
No more center hall with an unused living room to the right and unused dining room to the left while all the functional rooms are squeezed to the back. No more dead end rooms that say your trapped inside and can’t get out. There is now a flow pattern specifically designed to assure that one space leads to another; hence an open floor plan.
The Open Floor Plan is hot, but not the 80’s style, with huge great rooms that offer no comfort/intimacy. Now it’s about delineated spaces that open to one another, allowing multi functions to happen at once, utilizing mixed elements; i.e. handcrafted elements with technology. A good example would be to combine a fireplace and a flat screen TV. The floor plan should allow for Dad to be prepping dinner while able to see the kids surfing the computer, all while looking up to see Mom coming in the door. Everyone is near each other, but comfortable in their own space.
Home gyms, yoga rooms, home offices shared by all family members, storage(and plenty of it); first floor master bedroom suites, mudrooms that allow the dog to be washed, kids bags to be dumped and storage space for necessities.
An I pad on the counter controls the house functions, looks up a recipe, functions as a TV, allows children to do homework, Dad/Mom to control the security, music and temperature….
Natural, natural, natural. The look is handmade even if it’s not! Rustic to slick, or a combination therein, it all effects and reiterates the floor plans language.
Did we forget something?
Floor plans will continue to evolve, taking from the past while embracing the continual changes in our lives. Technology will continue to be a major player in this process. Let me know what you think!
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