Benefits of Open Floor Plans
Home buyers in 2019 are looking for an open floor plan. There are many benefits to open floor plans, which have become much more popular in newer homes. Family rooms and kitchens have become the main room to entertain in, rather than a traditional formal “living room.” Open floor plans give an illusion of a bigger space, provide more natural sunlight and outdoor views, and create a more safe and social environment.
1) Connection to outdoor living space
Today most luxury homes utilize an open floor plan to create a connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces, such as by expanding the indoor space outside to an expansive veranda. To create the feel of one large and connected space, eliminate any visual barriers or use floor to ceiling glass and use a similar flooring or rug in both the indoor and outdoor spaces. A veranda offers many benefits of its own, such as adding value to a home and providing additional space and sustainability. It shelters you from the heat on a hot day and can prevent the sun’s rays from heating up your home, which will decrease your air-conditioning bills.
By opening up a space and removing any visual barriers, the interior and exterior spaces appear much larger.
3) More natural light
By eliminating extra interior walls to open up the space, the windows will bring more sunlight into your home and give you a better view of your outdoor landscape.
An open layout makes entertaining guests not only easier but also more enjoyable. You don’t miss a beat while cooking because you can still see and socialize with your guests, and with the flow between spaces, it’s easier for voices to carry from the indoor living space to the outdoor veranda.
If you have children or plan to in the near future, having an open floor plan in your home allows you to keep a close eye on them. Regardless if you’re cooking dinner in the kitchen or reading in the living room, you can supervise your child who is playing outside or in a nearby room.
Sater Design Collection offers all these features and more in its luxury home plans. Through selecting one of Sater Design Collection’s popular pre-made designs or customizing your own design, your luxury home plans can incorporate an open layout with a veranda and reap all of their benefits.