Open plan


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open plan

[′ō·pən ‚plan]
(building construction)
Arrangement of the interior of a building without distinct barriers such as partitions.

Open plan

A floor plan in which there are no internal walls or a minimum number of internal walls that subdivide the space, usually at a reduced height.

open plan

A building plan with a minimum of internal subdivision between spaces designed for different usage.
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A CCG spokeswoman said: "We have explained to Miss Williams that the front of these properties are designed as an open plan landscaped area.
It is accessed via a sweeping drive and features an open plan dining area with a vaulted ceiling with two large Velux windows into the roof, open plan staircase and galleried landing; open plan lounge and sun room with views over the rear terrace and grounds; and a separate newly fitted kitchen.
9 Positioning It's best if the main working areas are around the sink and if the kitchen is open plan these should face inwards so mum or dad won't have their back to the family when cooking or washing up.
Expert: Kevin Hodgetts Title: Partner, Haines Watts, Birmingham Contact: 0121 456 1613 Make the best of open plan Q We're moving office and all the spaces we've seen are really collaborative.
Surprisingly, those who currently work in a private office attach slightly more importance to noise levels than those who work in an open plan office 79% of the former said they are important, opposed to 76% of the latter.
Upon entering the property there is a beautiful lounge boasting an original style fireplace and original windows; WC; the open plan living area/kitchen has been finished to an exacting standard and the kitchen itself boasts bi-folding doors leading to the landscaped garden, with an open plan fireplace, this room is ideal for hosting or family times.
The Brook, priced at PS171,950, has an open plan ground floor with a combined kitchen, dining and living room.
IN dispute with local council on hated open plan estates, the definition of open plan is when there are no defined property boundaries, such as hedges, fences or walls.
The proposed move is part of major modernisation programme across the Post Office network designed to make it easier for customers to do business, through longer opening hours and modern open plan environments.
WHERE: Postbox, Upper Marshall Street WHAT: Top floor apartment with open plan living/kitchen area, bedroom with fitted wardrobe and "Jack and Jill" bathroom.
The property has six bedrooms, three en INSIDESTORY suites, a family bathroom, cloakroom, lounge, open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge, utility room.
SPACIOUS Home boasts open plan living area, four bedrooms and several bathrooms