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Mid-Century Modern Design – Open Floor Plan

Mid-century modern architecture found its place in post-war America and flourished for several decades, with the height of the movement occurring in the 1950s – you could say the modern home truly came of age in the 1950’s and 60’s. It’s interesting to see how mid-century modern’s influences are still with us.

The 1950’s and 60’s brought changes to the way people lived There was a new informal lifestyle that didn’t include servants or the need for so many compartmentalized spaces and this was reflected in their homes.

Open living areas with integrated kitchens and easy access to outdoor spaces were perfect for a less formal lifestyle.

Open floor plans are still in demand in new homes and even older homes are being renovated to create more functional, open living spaces.

It seems as though the MCM-inspired open floor plan isn’t going away anytime soon

Newer home with open floor plan

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