Open-plan living feels so modern, despite the fact that it has been an architectural favorite since the dawn of time. It's a classic for a reason, allowing a flow to living that closed-off rooms simply cannot imitate.
If you have always desired an open-plan property, but still want to keep things on the tiny side, this list is for you. There is no need to lose that airy and spacious open-plan feel by opting for a smaller square footage. In fact, tiny homes lend themselves to open-plan living like no other property can.
1. Contemporary Californian cabin by Houseplans
This beautiful Californian-style property measures 400 square feet (37 square meters) and the plans can be purchased here. Make the most of the outside for relaxing, entertaining and dining and retreat to the interior on cooler or rainy days. A large open-plan living, dining and kitchen area look out over a patio, pool and covered patio. Leading off of the kitchen, access storage closets, a full bathroom, and a double bedroom with built-in cupboards.
2. Cute cottage home from Family Home Plans
This little cabin-style property works well for a couple and measures in at 448 square feet (42 square meters). You can purchase the plans for this house here. The entrance takes you straight into the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, which then proceeds into a double bedroom with a walk-in closet. A bathroom sits opposite the bedroom area and a laundry closet is built-in.
3. Country cottage house from Homeplans
This two-bedroom property would do well for a small family or downsizing couple. It measures 900 square feet (84 square meters) and the plans can be bought here. With outdoor-accessible storage and a carport, you enter from the covered porchway straight into the open-plan living, dining and kitchen room. A utility closet is situated off of the kitchen, as is a patio suitable for relaxing after a busy day. Two bedrooms are on either side of a shared bathroom and both have built-in storage closets.
4. Beach-style cottage house from Houseplans
This great little house comes in at 891 square feet (83 square meters) and the plans can be purchased here. The two-level porch is great for sunny days and chatting to neighbors. Enter to the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area and then head into a hallway at the back of the house providing access to a bathroom and two double bedrooms with storage, one with an ensuite as well.
5. Victorian-inspired property from Family Home Plans
This fantastic property is filled with characterful details and comes in at 808 square feet (75 square meters). The plans for this design can be purchased here. A covered porch with a hexagonal veranda wraps the house, leading through the entryway to a large open-plan living, dining and kitchen space. The house can be built on a basement foundation and the stairs to access the lower level line one wall at the center of the house. Behind them, there is a master bedroom with his 'n' hers storage closets and access to the full-size bathroom.
6. Modern cottage plans from Houseplans
A great option for a couple who loves to entertain or that is planning to begin a family, this property measures 840 square feet (78 square meters) and the plans can be bought here. Enter to a mudroom and access to the full shared bathroom. Continue onwards to the flexible function room - use as a study, library or guest room! The open-plan living, kitchen and dining area is in the center of the house and leads out onto a decking area for evenings grilling and relaxing. The main bedroom fits a double bed and has inbuilt storage closets.
7. Airy bungalow home from ePlans
You can find these plans available for purchase here; they measure 801 square feet (74 square meters) and would work well for a small family. A two-car garage has a frontage that could be used as a shop, office or studio space and leads out onto the porch. Enter the house proper and find a vaulted living, dining and kitchen space. Two bedrooms with built-in storage closets share a bathroom accessible from a hallway filled with extra storage cupboards.
8. Contemporary cabin home from Family Home Plans
A wonderful property measuring 831 square feet (77 square meters) and available to buy here. Built atop a basement foundation, the ground floor has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, a full bathroom and the second bedroom. Upstairs, you'll find the master bedroom, complete with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. The bank of windows in the front wall light up the whole interior and the view is visible from both floors, thanks to the open and airy vertical space.