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Keeping Room Trends - How to Make a Keeping Room Work for You

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Sep 23, 2013 @ 16:09 PM

Floor plans with informal living spaces

Open concept design


Keeping rooms, usually situated near the kitchen and breakfast room, offer cozy appeal as informal, secondary living rooms. They are generally designed to allow more flexibility in how you use your home - often with a fireplace as the focal point of the room.

Here are top five floor plans with informal living spaces - keeping rooms that create an open concept design. 

Floor plans with informal living spaces - keeping room idea #1:

Floor plans with informal living spaces | Open concept design tips

The Remington, a floor plan concept by Frank Snodgrass, incorporates a keeping room designed to open up the kitchen and breakfast room.

This keeping room:

- Captures the beautiful scenery of the wooded lot - with floor-to-ceiling windows encircling the room

- Emphasizes family entertainment, with a TV wall mount tucked to one side, and a see-through fireplace in sight

- Creates comfortable space for informal interactions

Floor plans with informal living spaces | Open concept design tips

In this version of the Remington, the see-through fireplace between the kitchen and grand room was added in place of the angled pantry.

As in this floor plan, keeping rooms can often integrate a raised height or vaulted ceiling design.

Here is a snapshot of the Remington floor plan, to give you a better idea of the open concept layout.

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Floor plans with informal living spaces | Open concept design tips

The Mastrosimone, a floor plan by Stanton Homes, features an open concept design with a keeping room that:

- Engages with an open, inviting appeal

- Allows informal hang-out time - with a raised seating bar attached to the kitchen island and space for a gaming or card table

Floor plans with informal living spaces | Open concept design tips



 

The Mastrosimone keeping room is a great example of an open concept design that maintains distinct purposes for each room.

Here is a snapshot of the Mastrosimone floor plan, to give you a better idea of the informal living spaces layout.

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Floor plans with informal living spaces | Open concept design tips

The Coventry, a floor plan design by Frank Betz, includes a vaulted ceiling keeping room.

The custom built fireplace is the centerpiece of this room - built for conversation and relaxation - with the TV entertainment center placed in the great room.



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Here is a snapshot of the floor plan, to give you a better idea of the open concept design. Click here to request a flyer for the Coventry.

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Floor plans with informal living spaces | Open concept design tipsThe Lowery, a floor plan by Stanton Homes, incorporates a keeping room:

- Designed to take advantage of natural light, with windows on every wall

- Built for today's informal lifestyle, with both a fireplace and wall preped for an entertainment center

Floor plans with informal living spaces | Open concept design tips



The Lowery is an open concept design - the keeping room is open to the island kitchen and breakfast alcove, with easy access to outdoor living spaces.

In this version of the Lowery, a second fireplace was also included in the great room.

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Floor plans with informal living spaces - keeping room idea #5:

Floor plans with informal living spaces | Open concept design tips

The Bakersfield, a floor plan by Frank Betz, incorproates a keeping room:

- Perfect for cozy conversation or a reading center

- Designed to take advantage of the view with windows on all sides

- Placed for easy access to outdoor living spaces

Floor plans with a keeping room | Keeping room floor plans | Keeping room photos


The Bakersfield keeping room is located between the family room and breakfast room, at an angle to the peninsula kitchen.

Here is a snapshot of the Bakersfield floor plan, to give you a better idea of the layout. Click here to request a flyer for the Bakersfield.







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