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Creating Zones in Home with Flooring

Categories: Blog | Posted: January 15, 2019

It’s a question interior designers get asked all the time. How do you create zones in an open floor plan? For homeowners without walls, this can be a real problem. How do you keep your home from feeling like one single room?

By learning a few design tricks, you can completely mitigate this issue. Instead of an expansive, flat room, you can transform your open floor plan into an elegant, bright space set apart by different zones.

Pros and Cons of an Open Floor Plan

There are many advantages to open floor plans. Without interior walls, sunlight travels throughout the entire level. It feels brighter and more open than other floor plans with walls separating rooms, which helps you flow from one area to another.

Without careful planning, however, the open floor plan can quickly lose its character and feel flat. Instead of separate areas – kitchen, dining area, and living room – it feels more like a giant room with different furniture and appliances on each well. That’s not what you’re going for.

Let Your Floor Guide You

But there’s an easy solution for this. You can separate each space, or zone, with different flooring to transition from one area to the next. By choosing different flooring materials, you can either set out a sharp contrast or make it more subtle. And you don’t have to break the bank with this either.

Creating Zones With Different Flooring

Make the separation between different zones clear with different flooring materials. If you have tile or hardwood floors in your kitchen, try adding carpet to your living area. These divisions help separate the open floor plan without the same oppressiveness of walls. It can also be fun to choose different colors or patterns from one zone to the next.

Subtle Transitions

Maybe you’re not looking for a sharp contrast between your kitchen and living room. Blending flooring from one tone to another is a subtle way to create zones in your home. For instance, you can use different stains or tones of wood or vinyl. This smooth transition from one area to another is more can also be reflected in your furniture. Play around with this idea by adding similar elements or accent colors from one area to the next.

Separate Spaces with Rugs

If your home has already been built with the same flooring throughout your open floor plan, don’t despair. Creating zones doesn’t have to break the budget. Instead of choosing different flooring materials or colors, add a rug. Your options are literally endless – with unique textures, colors, and patterns to add flair to your room. What’s great about rugs is that you can easily change them going forward. The same can’t be said about different flooring materials.

Open floor plans draw in beautiful sunlight and better airflow and can help bring unity to a space. Keep it from feeling like one giant room by using flooring to create distinct zones. Be as subtle or bold as you like!

Sonoma Springs: The perfect place to call home!

Categories: New Homes in Fuquay-Varina, New Homes in Raleigh | Posted: January 11, 2019

Are you in the market for a new home this year or plan to be once the kids are out of school this summer? If so, Fuquay-Varina is one of the fastest growing towns in North Carolina and for good reason! It houses award winning public schools, shopping, parks and is just a 30 minute drive from Raleigh! Mattamy Homes, formerly Royal Oaks Homes, a premier homebuilder for new homes in Raleigh, shares an overview on their beautiful new community, Sonoma Springs, located in this wonderful town.

Sonoma Springs is a new Royal Oaks Homes community, that boasts stunning new homes with floor plans ranging in size from 2,000 square feet, all the way up to $3,500 square feet. Whether you are looking for your first home, a move up home or needing to downsize, this beautiful community offers options for all new home buyers in the market.

Sonoma Springs also offers a variety of very popular and desired floor plan options among most home buyers. The selections within the community range from first floor master bedrooms, first floor guest suites, three car garages and so much more!

Even better, you can move into this community with prices starting in the mid $200’s! An amazing value and an equally amazing location.

If you have kids or enjoy spending time outdoors during the warm weather months, you will appreciate the community pool, clubhouse, sidewalks and cul-de-sac lots that this community has to offer.

If you are new to this area or relocating from out of town, Fuquay-Varina is a great place to live if you have a family or plan on starting one in the future. It is well known for being a family-friendly community, that offers a small town feel and convenient location at the same time.

If you have to commute for work, you will be pleased that it offers easy access to Raleigh, the Research Triangle Park, and RDU with major transportation corridors close by to I-40, I-540, 401, Hwy 55, and HWY 42.

As expected, this community is selling quickly so the time to act is now! Be sure to contact us for more information on how you can own a home in the beautiful Sonoma Springs community and enjoy it for many years to come!



Royal Oaks Building Group is a new home builder in Raleigh and Fayetteville, North Carolina. For additional information about Royal Oaks building your Raleigh new home, please call (888) 677-1502.

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