4 Benefits of an Open Floor Plan

29 Jul 2021 Custom Building

When designing your dream home, it can be difficult to determine which type of floor plan is best for your needs. The right floor plan can make your living space perfect for your lifestyle while the wrong floor plan can make your home difficult to live in. As leading providers of quality custom homes for all types of families, Alderidge Construction understands the challenge of choosing the right floor plan. That is why their team has compiled a list of 4 benefits of an open floor plan, as these configurations tend to work well for most families and lifestyles.

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Why Choose an Open Floor Plan?

An open floor plan offers the following benefits for most homeowners and their families:

1. Ample Natural Light

Open floor plans omit interior walls and hallways to provide unobstructed light coverage from natural and artificial light sources. By adding some windows to the living room and kitchen, you will always have a great view of your outdoor space while keeping your space bright and inviting.

2. Larger Feel

Open floor plans allow for better traffic flow and unobstructed visibility, creating a space that feels larger. Instead of walls and hallways that divide a home into distinct areas, open floor plans only feature walls and doors for bedrooms and bathrooms. This creates a feeling of interconnectivity, making your home easier to navigate while creating making a space feel larger even if it has the same dimensions.

3. Great for Entertaining

If you intend to regularly entertain guests in your new custom home, an open floor plan is the perfect choice. 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. This means that you will not need to worry about running from room to room to cook food and socialize. An open layout also alleviates flow from one room to another, helping to avoid overcrowding.

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 get in the way of your windows.

To learn more about open floor plans or to determine which plan is best for your needs, get in touch with the team at Alderidge Construction. Their team can be reached at 1-844-RENO-453 or through their online contact form and will be happy to assist you.