Open plan may be in, says expert

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Open plan may be in, according to a Persimmon Homes spokesman.

It seems home insurance holders may be after increased openness when it comes to the way their homes are planned.

Formality has waned somewhat, said Mike Farley, the homebuilders' group chief executive. As a result, kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms don't always require separation.

"The layout tends to be much more open plan so that [people] can live life in a more modern and flexible way," he said.

But according to fresh research from his company, DVD players might not feature in the living rooms of the future – whether open plan or not.

The gadget – facing increasing competition from the likes of online movie services – was top of the list when it came to items people don't think we'll need 40 years down the line.

Mr Farley added that "there will be more open plan designs" - and that bricks will likely be the construction item for most British homes  - by the time this date is reached.

Posted by Noel Martin.

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