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

Examples of open-plan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cool open-plan house and pretty outbuildings are full of local crafts and wicker, with natural hues reflecting the surrounding sea, rocks and forest. Lydia Bell, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 May 2024 The lights in the main, open-plan reception hall and lounge were tree trunks extending from the ceiling, while the dinner restaurant seating was intimate 1950s-style booths. Harriet Marsden, The Week Uk, theweek, 7 May 2024 But this open-plan apartment is incredibly strange in a postapocalyptic world with a talking air conditioner controlled by a motion detector, a Roomba on a timer, and a desktop computer running the Windows 3D Pipes screen saver. Leah Marilla Thomas, Vulture, 10 Mar. 2024 The open-plan living area boasts Philippine mahogany panel walls. Sandra Barrera, Orange County Register, 28 May 2024 The ground floor holds a dramatic drawing room, a formal dining area, and an open-plan kitchen, while the second-floor principal suite is decked out with a matching pair of walk-in closets and its own study overlooking the countryside. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 22 May 2024 The first floor comprises a single, open-plan room dedicated to the kitchen, dining area, and living room. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 16 May 2024 Like the suites, double-height floor-to-ceiling windows flood the open-plan living and entertainment area with natural light. Stacey Wreathall and Dafydd Gwyon, Travel + Leisure, 15 May 2024 Inside, there’s an open-plan, double-height great room housing the living area, dining room, and kitchen. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 23 Apr. 2024

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“Open-plan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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