Contemporary Dining RoomContemporary Dining Room, London
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Go half way. A half-height glass divider is enough to split the office from the dining area in this home. A height difference between the two areas and a change in floor finish also help separate the work zone from the social space. A smaller partition like this one is best employed when noise between the areas of an open-plan room isn’t an issue, whether that’s because the two activities are equally quiet or the two zones aren’t used simultaneously.
This home study is separated from the main living area by three short steps and a half-height glass wall. These create a clear boundary that stops spillover between one function and another. Having different textures — the exposed brick wall, in this case — and different flooring (wood versus tiles) further adds to the demarcation. Before planning your broken-plan space, think about what you miss in your current home and what works where; not everyone wants a study downstairs, for example.