Propety design obviously changes over time to incorporate new and emerging trends. Today, for instance, the big focus is on ‘open-plan living.’ This typically means a large room which encompasses a communal kitchen area, dining room and sitting space. Another common theme is ‘bringing the outdoors in’ ie instead of a brick wall, introducing a floor to ceiling sliding glass wall which has the effect of minimising the division between indoors and the garden.
The desire for ‘flexible space’ is another emerging trend. This is where spaces evolve over time to incorporate, for instance, a playroom initially then a teenage den and finally an office or man cave once the kids have left home. Partition walls are also a big feature in flexible planning.