Dividing residential spaces is a hot topic of debate among architects and designers. Many people wonder if the open floor concept is on its way out, but is this the case? Short answer: We think the open floor plan is simply evolving to include hardware that introduces flexible design.
This article will explore why people are putting up dividers in open floor concepts and why there is a need to evolve the open floor concept.
So if you’re curious about how this trend is transforming, read on!
WHY ARE HOME OWNERS PUTTING UP DIVIDERS IN OPEN FLOOR CONCEPTS?
There are several reasons that homeowners might put up dividers in an open floor concept. One reason is to create a more intimate space for entertaining guests. Creating a division allows you to make two distinct areas for use. This can be especially useful if you have a large group of people over, and you want to keep the noise level down in one place so everyone can enjoy their conversation.
Another reason homeowners might put up dividers is to help limit distraction without making the home feel smaller. For example, if you have a large living room, you can add glass walls to separate the TV area from the reading or focus area. This helps to prevent distraction while introducing two distinct spaces that serve unique purposes.
Finally, some people prefer the look of separators as they add visual interest and depth to a room, and the good news is that there are many options aside from drywall that can separate rooms. Sliding door systems are a great way to integrate flexible rooms that can open up floorplans or create separation if needed. Be sure to check out our guide to choosing the right divider hardware for your spacial needs to see which options exist.