During these major changes, the designers propose other major changes to the design of the house. Firstly, the chimney and fireplace were omitted. This facilitates new access to the terrace from the main sitting room, hence turning the linear connectivities of the plan into a more network-like system providing more diversity and openness. Secondly, to emphasize more openness and clarity, the kitchen walls were lowered. Finally, through attention to material selection and application, designers succeeded to add even more layers of richness to space. A combination of natural wood and white color suggests a sense of intimacy throughout the house.