4 Benefits Of An Open Floor Plan You Haven’t Thought Of

Although we tend to think of open floor plans as a modern creation, the truth is that the earliest american homes were the epitome of the open floorplan style. Of course, back then most homes only had one or two rooms. For centuries that style was abandoned, but now 84% of newer homes are built with an open floor plan concept. If you’ve been living in a house with more division, it may be hard to imagine the benefits of living with wide open spaces but consider these benefits you may not have thought of before.

Keep A Better Eye On The Kiddos

Whether it’s your children, or your grandchildren, an open floor plan allows you to keep a keen eye on them throughout the day. As you know, it only takes a few moments for a child to get into messy mischief or do something dangerous if left unsupervised. The open concept allows you to be in the living area, kitchen, or dining room and remain within eye and earshot of the little ones.

Make The Most Of Every Square Inch

Walls don’t just cut you off from everyone, they also cut down on your usable space. By tearing down those walls and opening everything up, you can instantly gain dozens or even hundreds of square feet in your home that can be allocated to things far more fun than plywood and drywall. Adding that livable space will also increase the value of the property.

A More Flexible Space

One of the coolest things about an open concept is that it is more versatile. Obviously, your kitchen will always be your kitchen. But the rest of your living space is usually free to be changed to suit your evolving needs, styles, and preferences. Today one corner of the room could hold your dining table, tomorrow it could be where you plop down on your cushy sectional sofa. If you’re restless when it comes to design, an open floor plan will be a dream come true for you.

Better Natural Light

Aside from creating division and sucking up your precious square footage, it also reduces the amount of natural light that warms and brightens your home. With the wide open spaces that come with modern floor plans, also comes generous banks of natural light than flow between the kitchen, dining, and living areas.

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