Maximization of space: Because the space is not divided by walls there is more physical space. There is more room for you to live in than with a conventional floor plan. It allows different living areas to flow into each other, creating a positive and liberating environment. After all, most people don’t like to feel enclosed.
No space is wasted: With segmentation of space into different rooms, traditional layouts often mean that some rooms are used often whilst others are rarely used. This is a waste of the space you have. With open living, different areas of your home connect to each other so you are more inclined to spend time in all areas of your home.
It makes conversion of certain properties easier: A popular choice is to convert old warehouses or factories into living spaces. This kind of building often offers a lot of character as well as significant square footage. An open-floor layout makes conversion a lot easier and cost-effective.
More sunlight: Open-plan living means more sunlight, as the entire space has access to windows on all sides of the property. Natural light is healthy and makes us feel more positive. Here’s a guide to see how this works
It is practical: Many properties suffer from poor arrangement of rooms meaning inefficient use of space. This often means that the heart of the home, the kitchen, is small relative to other rooms. Combining a kitchen and dining area allows for a larger kitchen area. Here is a great kitchen-diner concept
It connects people: Standard layouts mean people can be separated from each other even if they are in the same house. Open floor living means people can connect--somebody in the kitchen area can easily talk to somebody in the living room or dining area.
It lends itself to entertaining: If you love to host dinner parties and get-togethers, an open-floor concept is ideal. It allows greater space and freedom for guests to move around the house, instead of being in different rooms.
It’s good for kids: It allows children the space and freedom to run around and enjoy themselves. It also means that parents can keep an eye on them if they are cooking and the children are watching TV.
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We explain some of the benefits of this positive lifestyle change. It might be the perfect choice for you.