Whether you're touring newly constructed homes in Central Florida or are an avid HGTV viewer, it's hard to miss the popularity of the open floor plan.
The concept of open-plan living has become a top priority for many custom home building clients in recent years. Homeowners want the ability to be a part of the conversation happening in the family room while they're preparing dinner for the evening. By opening up the main living areas of the home--the kitchen, family room, and dining room--the layout flows extremely well and creates more of a communal living/entertainment space.
While we can't say for sure that the open floor plan is here to stay, it certainly isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
Here are 3 good reasons why we can expect our custom home building clients to continue to request open floor plans:
1. It encourages sociable living.
An open floor plan has a direct impact in the way that homeowners use their space and interact with each other. It allows inhabitants of the home to be better connected. In addition, the open space encourages people to be more open and engaged in conversation.
2. It blends the indoor/outdoor living space.
Typically, when you take down walls in a home, the space will have increased light flow and more of a connection with the outdoors. Often, you see an open floor plan paired with a wall of windows leading to the outdoor entertaining area. The combination of an open interior floor plan and a connected outdoor space can allow homeowners to maximize the entertaining space of their homes.
3. It's a great way to maximize small-space living.
When you knock down a wall to create an open space in your home, it's amazing how much square footage you appear to be gaining. While this is really just an illusion, the open and airy space makes a positive difference in allowing homeowners to maximize every bit of square footage.
If you're considering an open floor plan for your next home, please contact us to learn more about your options. Specializing in custom home building in Central Florida, we've successfully completed over 500 projects with many of them featuring open floor plans.