It's no surprise that open concept living spaces are so
popular. They feel light and airy, and allow for people to spend time together even if they aren't doing the same activity. One person (or group of people) can be cooking in the kitchen, while another group congregates in the living room. Whether you love to entertain, or just want to keep an eye on your kids, a large "great room" can be the ideal layout. But the key to a successful open plan is defining and connecting the spaces. Get inspiration from the designs below and keep reading for more tips!