chiefly British
: having or consisting of a large room that is not divided into smaller rooms or areas
an open-plan office

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The open-plan layout sees a large living room lead into a dining area and kitchen. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 11 May 2023 Kitchen islands also create a focal point in an open-plan layout providing a central hub for friends and family to gather. Sophie Flaxman, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 May 2023 The new plan had the architects demolishing an existing wall between two bedrooms to create an open-plan space that now has its own entrance, a new kitchen, bathroom, and dining area. Kimberley Mok, Treehugger, 10 May 2023 At the Hammer, Moshayedi experimented with group exhibitions installed in open-plan galleries, sometimes including performance art scheduled to happen at irregular intervals alongside traditional paintings, sculptures, photographs and video projections. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2023 This five-bedroom, eight-bathroom, open-plan contemporary overlooks White Rock Lake, offering one-of-a-kind views and one-of-a-kind history. Erin Hayes Burt, Dallas News, 5 May 2023 It was built in 2016 and has four bedrooms, five bathrooms and an open-plan design. Mary Forgione, Forbes, 4 May 2023 Turning left leads to a 65-foot long, open-plan sequence of living spaces on the north edge of the courtyard. Zahid Sardar, New York Times, 4 May 2023 The kitchen, a focal point of the open-plan layout, was huge but generic. Nancy Hass, ELLE Decor, 15 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Open-plan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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