Benefits of Open Floor Plans

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September 23 Custom Home Design, Custom Homes

When it comes to interior design and creating the perfect feel for your home, the type of floor plan you choose is extremely important. While traditional and closed floor plans are still a popular choice for many, homeowners are starting to discover the many benefits of open floor plans. As a leading custom home builder, the team at Hyline Construction knows that the floor plan you choose will set the foundation for various elements in your home. That is why we have compiled a list of some of the benefits of open floor plans to demonstrate their value and help you determine if they are the right choice for your wants and needs.

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4 Reasons to Choose an Open Floor Plan

Open floors plans offer the following benefits for homeowners and their families:

1. Easy Entertaining

If you want your custom home to be the perfect space for entertaining, an open floor plan can drastically enhance the experience for yourself and your guests. An open layout allows you to prepare food in the kitchen while maintaining the ability to see and speak to your guests in the living room and other areas of your home. This type of interior design eliminates the need to run from room to room to cook food and socialize. Open floor plans also help to prevent overcrowding in hallways or smaller rooms by allowing for more space between one area of your home to another.

2. Larger Feel

Open floor plans feature fewer walls than traditional layouts in interior design, allowing for better traffic flow and visibility. This makes your space feel larger even if it is the same amount of square footage as a home with a traditional floor plan. Open floor plans only feature walls and doors for bedrooms and bathrooms, creating a feeling of interconnectivity and “openness” that makes your home easier to navigate.

3. Enhanced Light Coverage

By omitting interior walls and hallways in your interior design, open floor plans allow for unobstructed light coverage from natural and artificial light sources. By utilizing large and strategically placed windows in your home, you will always have a great view of your outdoor space while keeping the interior of your home bright and inviting.

4. Better Visibility and Safety

For families with young children, a lack of visibility can be a safety hazard. An open floor plan makes it easy to keep an eye on your children from nearly any location in your home. This is true even if your child is playing outside in your yard, as no walls are there to get in the way of your windows.

To learn more about our custom home building solutions or to discuss the details of your project, get in touch with the team at Hyline Construction. We can be reached by phone at 604-889-5242 or through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.