If you’re looking for open-plan inspiration, look no further!

Luxurious indoor-outdoor flow in Terrigal Back to top

This renovated 1970s home in Australia has been updated for stylish entertaining and family living. In the kitchen, the homeowners have opted for a clean white palette which helps to make the area feel spacious and uncluttered. The long island encourages socialising and flows on to the dining table and living area. Elements of Scandinavian design can be seen through this interior, which then leads out through bi-fold doors to an inviting private deck.

Apartment renovation in St Heliers Back to top

With apartment living, you generally want the interior to feel as light and spacious as possible. This renovation perfectly reflects this by using a consistent colour scheme of hardwood floors, natural brown fibres, white walls and plenty of natural light. Once the sliding doors are opened, the kitchen, living and outdoor lounge are all connected into one open space.

A modern Wellington home renovation Back to top

Innovative design and carefully considered accents make this open-plan design a standout. Floor-to-ceiling storage paired with high windows makes the kitchen feel practical yet spacious, while wooden accents balance out the otherwise simple colour scheme. The centrally placed kitchen island converts the kitchen into a social hub while the sliding doors make it easy to communicate with guests or kids who are outside enjoying some sun.

Open plan kitchen and wine cellar in Adelaide Back to top

While most open-plan spaces tend to flow onward in a straight line, this design is unique in that it makes use of the home’s original layout - curving from the kitchen and living room around to the dining area. Consistent with popular open-plan design is the colour scheme - a Scandinavian-inspired palette of white and wood with black accents.

Indoor-outdoor flow in windy Wellington Back to top

A white and wooden colour scheme? Check. A living and dining area that connects to an outdoor living area through wide sliding doors? Also, check. The living area of this renovated 1930s bungalow has all of the key features of a modern open-plan renovation, while still retaining the home’s charm and character.

What do all of these open-plan designs have in common? Back to top

While these open-plan designs have been carried out in a wide range of home styles for a range of tastes, a few key aspects are consistent, including:

  • White and wooden colour schemes keep spaces feeling light, spacious and natural
  • Recessed lighting creates the illusion of more ceiling space
  • Natural light is prioritised
  • Where access to an outdoor living space is available, bi-fold or sliding doors have been installed
  • Neutral decor, indoor plants and black accents are common decor choices
  • Every project was carried out by a Refresh Renovations specialist!


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