When designing your home, you may consider choosing an open floor plan. They’re all the rage these days after all so it’s easy to fall for an open floor plan due to the popularity. Nonetheless, there are actually some pretty huge benefits to having an open floor plan that may not be apparent. Open floor plans incorporate several different “rooms” into one space and tend to include large windows and high ceilings as well, but why might you want to choose an open floor plan for your custom home?
There’s a reason tech companies and universities alike have taken to designing open floor spaces—it encourages a sense of community and cooperation. Having open spaces can help a family gather and be close to one another. When you have closed-off spaces, family members are much more likely to go off into their own space and don’t feel the need to interact with others. This isn’t an intentional decision, it’s just that the thought sometimes doesn’t cross your mind when you have a space all to yourself. Open spaces discourage sealing yourself away from your loved ones.
Makes a Home Feel Larger
Anyone who has ever lived in a home with an open floor plan can attest to the fact that they lend to a feeling of having a larger home than you really do. Perhaps your dream home is limited to a certain size because of the lot but you still want the interior to feel spacious. As any architect will tell you, removing extraneous walls opens up your line of sight, tricking your brain into feeling as though your living space is larger. Neat!
Are you the type that likes to have extravagant dinner parties? Open floor spaces offer you an easy way to get bodies flowing throughout your home, rather than all cramming into one space at a time. Even your home design can influence how your social gatherings go.
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