At one time, each room in a home served a specific purpose. Rooms were compartmentalized. Nowadays, however, open floor plans are the new thing and you’re seeing them everywhere you look. Of course, there is good reason for this, as they offer numerous benefits for the entire family. In fact, if you are renovating your home in the near future, an open floor plan is something that you need to consider, and here’s why:
1. More Room for Entertainment and Socializing.
With an open floor plan, there won’t be a wall separating the kitchen and the living room. This means that you will be able to socialize more with your guests while you are cooking. This is true even if it is only your immediate family – everyone is simply more connected when the wall is taken down. Plus, it eliminates the risk of overcrowding in one particular area of the home.
2. More Natural Light.
The more sun you get, the better you feel. This is because of the vitamin D. With an open floor plan, you will get more natural light moving throughout to light up the home. This will make everyone feel good and brighten up the space. Plus, it will help reduce your electric bill by naturally heating the space.
3. Makes Your Home Look and Feel More Spacious.
The problem with many homes today is that they look and feel cramped. The great thing about open floor plans is that they help to open up the space by removing walls and sometimes ceilings, which gives the feelings and appearance that a space is much larger than it actually is.
4. Allows for Continuous Lines of Sight.
Whether you are living with an aging parent, have a house full of kids or simply want to try to watch the game while you try to cook, an open floor plan is virtually a dream come true when it comes to multi-tasking and safety considerations. You are able to cook, clean, work, etc. while keeping an eye on things in other rooms.
If an open floor plan sounds like it could benefit you and your family, contact us today at Structure Remodeling to discuss a remodeling plan for your home.