There’s a lot to love about an open floor plan home. These domiciles offer a lot of flexibility and an opportunity to create multi-functional spaces. Having a wide-open space can feel very freeing and prevent claustrophobia. However, it can come with its downsides—one of the struggles of an open floor plan home is the bleeding of spaces into each other. The open space prevents inhabitants from feeling isolated from each other, but sometimes the lack of dedicated spaces can make it difficult to keep things neat and orderly. One of the ways to combat this problem is to use patterned hardwood floors to separate areas in your open floor plan home.
Create Dedicated Spaces
You can use patterned wood to create borders and transitions that dictate dedicated spaces around the home. This is especially important in an area of the home where the flooring is the same throughout, and the space lacks any direction on what goes where. If you have an open floor plan home and you want to carve out some space for a specific area, patterned hardwood floors can negate the need to build walls, which is a huge benefit for anyone that doesn’t want to fully enclose the space. The patterned wood border gives a visual representation of a wall or a dedicated space where something specific belongs and everything else does not.
Break Up the Monotony
As was mentioned, many open floor plan homes have the same flooring throughout the open area. This offers a simple and neutral aesthetic, which works in a lot of ways. However, sometimes you just want to break up the monotony of a monotone floor and add some visual interest. Using patterned installation methods will allow you to add transitions and separation points that offer some visual appeal. You can also create custom images (within reason) that can be installed to bring some flair to your floor.
Elevate Your Floor’s Look
Ultimately, using patterned hardwood floors to separate areas in your open floor plan home is a great way to elevate the look of your floor and create a custom, beautiful space that has a bit more direction to it without the need for extra walls.
Hardwood Flooring from Jason Brown Wood Floors
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