Posted on Dec 29, 2021 in Blog
For nearly thirty years, open floor plans have been the dominant trend in home construction. Joining two or more traditional living spaces to create one greater area can make your room have a natural flow.
By opening up the kitchen, living room, and dining room to create one whole space, your home is less confined, and it’s more aesthetically pleasing. Homeowners continue to love the open space that makes up a communal living area.
Here are some of the top reasons that homeowners love open floor plans.
1. With an Open Floor Plan, Entertaining Guests is More Fun
Hosting guests over for a big celebration or small gathering can have you moving from room to room, refreshing drinks, snacks, or putting the finishing touches on the meal. In an open floor plan, the host can still connect to the guests – and the fun – without the spaces being cut off from one another.
2. Open Floor Plans Make Your Home Feel Larger
Sectioning off your living space can make the rooms feel more cramped than they really are. Walls and doors take up precious space and can make you feel enclosed. An open floor plan allows for a lot of movement in the space. It can also be a mental relief, making you feel relaxed and comfortable.
3. Keep an Eye on Your Kids with an Open Floor Plan
Kids have a knack for getting into things they shouldn’t when you step out of the room. With an open floor plan, you can still make dinner with your kids in full view, whether they are playing in the living room or as they do homework at the kitchen table. With extra walls blocking your sight, you can ensure that they’re doing what they’re supposed to.
Should You Build an Open Floor Plan or Remodel?
It was once popular to have divided rooms that were closed off from each other, so builders crafted older homes with this trend in mind. Remodelling older homes to create an open floor plan can be difficult because the existing walls that you would want to knock down could be load-bearing.
Building a custom home with an open floor plan design reduces the cost – and the headaches – that come with remodelling. With a custom-built home, you can be sure you not only get the open floor plan you want but with all the features and details that you love.