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Open Floor Plans

Open layouts continue to increase in popularity with their seamless connection to various interior points as well as to the accompanying outdoor space. This feature enhances the ability to casually entertain whether indoors or outdoors and provides the homeowners with a more relaxed lifestyle. An added bonus of the open floor plan is its ability to be incorporated into practically every house design without interfering with the function of the home’s interior. In today’s modern house market, an open layout strengthens the illusion of additional interior space, provides massive amounts of natural sunlight to enter the home and blends safety and social aspects of family living.

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As the name implies, an open floor plan features common rooms such as the great/family room, one or more dining spaces, the kitchen and oftentimes, multiple points of entry/exit onto the exterior space that function as a single living/entertaining space. These large, connected spaces encourage family togetherness while increasing your entertaining options combining both the interior and exterior family spaces. The elimination of walls, doorways and room division helps create a spacious feel to the floor plan and highlights shared family experiences whether prepping food, dining or gathering as a family. These floor plans are highly coveted in homes with smaller footprints; however, larger homes can certainly benefit when integrating common rooms into a shared space. An open floor plan encourages a more modern relationship between the kitchen, traditionally considered the workhorse of the homes interior and the more formal entertaining spaces such as the living and dining rooms. As has been often noted, with the kitchen being “the heart of the home,” the open layout beautifully integrates and elevates the common rooms into one large space where family and friends can gather in comfort and style.

Open layout with main level master suite

Quite often, open floor plans find the master suite located on the main floor of the home to include a luxurious spa themed master bath, an enormous walk-in closet and private access onto the rear outdoor space. In today’s busy lifestyle, this private oasis with close proximity to the outdoor space and kitchen area provide the homeowners with luxury and privacy while also offering a connection with family and friends. Conversely, there are open floor plans where the main level of living is wholly devoted to entertaining or relaxing as a family. In this case, the master suite is situated with the remainder of the family bedrooms on the second floor of the home and can still offer an elegant and luxurious respite from daily stressors.

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Whatever the style or type of home you consider ideal for your family and their needs, America’s Best House Plans remains committed to assisting you with superior customer service and a large inventory of updated house designs. Please consider perusing our varied collection of Open Floor Plan home designs for that one-of-a-kind home you and your family are looking for.