Let's examine the flow of your home. Once entering, do you immediately find the "organic" flow of the home, or does it take some time to realize one?
Placement of furniture and area rugs will define spaces in the home. Choosing furnishings carefully and acquiring them over time will successfully showcase your individual style.
Sometimes a great floorplan is discovered with minor renovations. By removing walls to open up the traffic pattern in your home--like a wall separating the kitchen from the family room--space is created for improved circulation into adjoining rooms. Most of us are seeking a more open floorplan which this accommodates.
Seek advice from professionals, builders, designers, or a friend who has a "vision" of how to capture the best use of space. In her travels, Deborah has been approached to open up her home by removing an existing, extra pantry to reveal a short hallway into a sitting room off the first floor master. It may involve more than just demolishing the pantry, so at the very least, consult with a builder/contractor determining how the new circulation pattern will improve the home's space within a set budget.
Your home develops a personality or a certain flow over time.
Happy home searching! And go with the flow.