open plan solutions
The Quiet Room SolutionOne recent trend designers have noted is a quiet room placed outside of the open floor plan. This room can be closed off from the rest of the spaces to serve as a quiet library and office. Or conversely, it can be used to hold the main TV and video games so that the noise is contained to this one closed-off space.
The Dirty Kitchen SolutionThis solution is far from space efficient, but some homeowners who entertain often are opting for dirty kitchens. Dirty kitchens are similar to butler’s pantries, but larger and fully outfitted with appliances and a sink. This means you or your caterers can prep and make a mess in a kitchen space that’s hidden from the open space.