Architecture / June 28, 2018 / .
In a modern style house, all the design elements should be in harmony with each other. Simplicity is the key. Try to keep the design uncomplicated by avoiding too many separations such as long corridors or passages. The idea is to use the spaces efficiently so that each of them can be put to the maximum use.
In todays fast paced, scattered, multi tasking culture, the open floor plan embodies what has become the norm of life. The family can be conducting different activities but still be physically together in the same space, the father can be cooking dinner, the son can be playing with his trains, and the mother can be paying the bills all at the same time and in the same room.
Modern architects like to look at their house designs as machines that perform, and this is an invaluable concept to employ when you are building your house. Modern houses have larger concentrations of neutral colours such as cool whites, beige, light grey and cream, but it is all right to have few splashes of bright or flashy colours, so long as they do not dominate the design.
Open floor plans improve the efficiency of usable space. Living rooms are all too often a waste of space, or at least they can feel that way due to lack of real use in day to day life. But with an open floor plan, the great room concept transfers some of lifes activities from the crowded kitchen countertops into the visually now connected living room.