Opening up an apartment's floor plan is a desirable home improvement, one that resolves the lack of space and promotes a more casual, family-friendly lifestyle. Open plans seem to have become the "default" layout in both newly-designed and refurbished apartments. With fewer walls, open floor plans feel larger, allow for more natural lighting and promote a flexible use of space, adapting to the users' changing needs and living patterns.
Beginning with an overview of the existing conditions and a wish list of changes, this book allows architects, interior designers and homeowners to draw on their own experiences and focus on the challenges faced during remodelling processes, e.g. building regulations, structural upgrading, pipework changes and the inability to fully satisfy the owners' requirements due to an inadequate budget.