Open plan living a winner at Christmas time

December 18, 2018 by Jindee Comments

Space can be at a premium when planning your new home and open plan living is a great way you can maximise every square metre on your new block. "Open plan living" is simply the elimination of barriers such as walls between distinct functional areas in your home and is something seen more commonly in modern home designs. 

Open plan designs are a great way to avoid having wasted space that corridors and doorways can create. Having your kitchen, dining and living area flowing together also results in a "hub" within your home where the family comes together at the end of every day. Even better when this then flows through to your outdoor area - the perfect set up for entertaining all year round.

Christama-falily celebrationsThis approach to home design gives you the ability to prepare food in the kitchen while carrying on conversations with family or guests relaxing on the couch or to be able to watch children playing or doing homework at the dining table or at a study nook. 

Open plan layouts can be a challenge to style so a good approach is to imagine where the walls between distinct spaces would be. From there you can visually create distinct spaces with clever use of furniture, rugs and lights. This way, you can enjoy all the benefits of open plan layouts while still achieving your distinct zones.

Christmas is the time of year when open plan living really shines. Having everyone gathered in one space is a great way to create a sense of togetherness when entertaining, as an alternative to separating people in a closed off dining or lounge room. Whether gathering around the Christmas tree, preparing food, eating, relaxing in the lounge area or playing outside, this style of home means that no one is isolated. It also enhances the feeling of spaciousness, which is especially useful if you have a large family over for Christmas lunch!

Jindee Town Archtect Julie Harrold said that the architectural standards for building within the estate encourage community connection which is important at Christmas time.

“Rather than driving into a lock up garage at the front of your house after work, heading inside and not seeing your neighbours, Jindee homes have rear garaging and feature verandahs at the front of the house to build this community connection,” Julie said.

“We also encourage the living spaces to be at the front of the house so when entertaining over the festive season, your front verandah would allow your gathering to spill out to the front of your home and spread a sense of Christmas spirit and community across the estate.”

Open plan layouts can be a challenge to style so a good approach is to imagine where the walls between distinct spaces would be. From there you can visually create distinct spaces with clever use of furniture, rugs and lights. This way, you can enjoy all the benefits of open plan layouts while still achieving your distinct zones.

According to Matthew St Guillaume, Sales Manager from Dale Alcock New Homes, open plan living and homes designed for entertaining remain popular in home designs and fit well with today's modern lifestyles. 

"Open plan living provides the ability to maximise spaces for entertaining and create the feeling of light and space," Matthew said.

"We have some exciting new designs soon to be released that are perfect for the Jindee lifestyle.

"Our in-house design team has worked closely with the Jindee Town Architect to seamlessly produce custom designs for the transect three and four lot types. Further to our custom design range we have a number of readymade designs like The Dunes  that can easily suit Jindee lots. "

The Dunes is a perfect example of a home designed for modern living, with a central hub for everyday living and entertaining as well as quiet spaces that family members can retreat to. View it here. 

To find out more about the lots and home designs available now at Jindee, get in touch today. 

 

 

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