Top Benefits of an Open Concept Floor Plan

Posted by Ben Thompson on 12.19.18

Since the 90’s, open concept floor plans have been a top preference in the new home and remodeling markets.  It’s categorized as an open layout that combines a kitchen, living room, and dining room into one space without wall partitions that’s suitable for all types of households from couples and families to empty nesters. A home with this arrangement offers a more casual way of living where space is maximized by creating multifunctional areas for daily activities. If you are considering an open concept floor plan, read our list of top benefits below to see if it might be a good fit for you.

  1. Your home will feel larger.By removing walls that divide the rooms in your home, you allow the free flow of light and sight lines, which creates the sense of a much larger space.
  2. Enjoy lighter & brighter spaces.Interior spaces without windows or with few windows can now benefit from the natural light beaming in from exterior walls.
  3. Entertaining is a breeze. An open floor plan will often place the kitchen at its center with living and dining spaces directly adjacent to it, allowing for guests to be near the action of the kitchen without hindering the host from their prep duties. The host also benefits by being able to socialize while they are working. It’s a win-win!
  4. Brings the family together. Kitchens in open floor plans often do double duty by providing homework or craft areas for the kids.  With a large island, peninsula, or eat-in space your children can settle in and get to work while you prepare dinner or read a book in the family room. You will be able to see and hear what’s going on, yet continue your own activities.
  5. Maximizes space. Perhaps you don’t use your dining room that often simply because it’s closed off from the rest of your home. Open up those walls and utilize the space in a way that best suits your family.  That’s the beauty of an open floor plan; you can completely customize it.

Still not sure if an open concept floor plan is for you? Give us a call and let’s chat about what you don’t like about your home and its current layout.  Based on your needs, we can discuss the options best suited to you and your family. 


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