Reasons to Consider an Open Floor Plan for Your Home

Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling your existing one, open floor plans are a popular choice. They can make even the smallest houses seem spacious and welcoming. If you’re thinking about spending more face time with your family—even if you’re all doing different things—an open floor plan may be the right choice for you.

Here are some of the reasons to consider an open floor plan for your home:

  • Enjoy more natural light: When you have an open floor plan, multiple rooms can take advantage of the natural light. That spot in your kitchen doesn’t have to be limited to your kitchen—enjoy the natural light throughout your dining and living rooms as well. This is a great choice when your home doesn’t already get a ton of natural light on its own. Natural light helps us feel more awake and alert throughout the day, so if you’re having trouble staying on task, an open floor plan can help make it easier.
  • Make your home feel more spacious: Along with natural light, an open floor plan makes your home feel more spacious overall. The eye is naturally attracted to the lines in the ceiling rather than the half-walls or other separators in your open floor plan. The overall effect is big, airy and bright, which is great for everyday enjoyment. It will also attract buyers when it comes time to sell.
  • Change your kitchen layout: There are so many homes with inadequate kitchens. Whether you’re a gourmet cook and want to strut your stuff, or you just need some extra prep room to get your kids’ lunches ready before the school day, open floor plans make it much easier to change your kitchen layout. Take some of that extra room and build an island, or just enjoy more counter space throughout.
  • Expand rooms: Maybe your family room or dining room was never quite big enough. When you’ve got an open floor plan, you determine how large each room should be. Finally, your rooms will be exactly as big as you want them to be—all with plenty of natural light and airiness.
  • Enjoy greater sociability: With fewer walls in between you and your guests, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to chat more. People come over to talk to you—with an open floor plan, you won’t have to worry about how long it’s taking to get food on the table or if you’ve “abandoned” your guests.
  • Keep an eye on your family: Finally, open floor plans make it easy to keep an eye on your children. You’ll still be able to get your tasks done, without wondering when you’ll inevitably hear “uh oh” from across the house.

Open floor plans remain popular, and it’s easy to see why. If you’re considering remodeling your home into an open floor plan, get in touch with Joe Myers Construction Inc. today. We can help you design and execute your open floor plan, so you’ll get the house of your dreams.