When moving to Austin, we bought a 70’s ranch house. Overall the house is actually a super simple modern plan. The only problem with the space was the lack of definition of spaces. I think this is the biggest problem of an open plan, is what do you do with each spot to make the best use of the space. We decided to turn the old dining room into an office/pantry and redo the kitchen. This gave definition to the dining room, living room, kitchen and home office.