They’re everywhere. In fact, it’s one of the most popular home design trends ever. And almost every real estate or home renovation reality TV show involves the quest for this certain type of floor plan. What is it you ask? Open floor plans.
In an open floor plan, common areas in a home have no walls or only partial walls. And although there may be some buzz about “retro” home design favoring enclosed living rooms and kitchens, open concept isn’t going away anytime soon.
If you are building a new home or remodeling an existing one, you can get the exact layout that works for your family’s lifestyle. Open floor plans typically create a “great room” out of the kitchen, dining room and living room spaces. These floor plans have stayed so popular because they offer distinct advantages, such as:
Before you settle on an open concept floor plan for your new home, take time to think about how your family functions each day, and how that might change over time. There are a few disadvantages to having an open concept layout on the main floor, including:
Building a custom home gives you the opportunity to take everything into consideration when choosing a floor plan and tweak any open concept floor plan to meet your specific needs. Should you need help with your next home building project, contact Paul.