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Benefits of an Open Floor Plan Home

by Gina Watters

Open floor plans have been all the rage for a few years, and it's easy to see why. They offer a plethora of benefits and perks that a traditional, closed-off design style simply can't compete with. From maximizing square footage to improving airflow and lighting, open floor plans are the perfect choice for your luxury custom home.

Maximize Your Square Footage

Choosing an open floor plan is the ultimate solution for maximizing every inch of space in your home. Not only does it create the illusion of a bigger home, but it also allows you to fully utilize the available space.

Instead of dividing your floor plan into numerous small rooms, open plans embrace the concept of openness. This not only eliminates the need for unnecessary walls, but it also gives your home a grander and more expansive ambiance.

Better AIRFLOW and Easier Lighting

Probably one of the biggest perks of an open floor plan is that it helps the natural light from your windows fill your space easier. Natural light not only looks better, but it's also easier on the eyes, will keep your electric bill down, and comes with its own mental health benefits.

The openness of the floor plan also helps with airflow, both from your A/C unit and from any open windows. This makes it much easier and quicker to cool your home naturally with open windows. It’s also nice to get that famous Sarasota sea breeze flowing with a nice cross breeze.

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More Space for Entertaining

Having larger, more open spaces in your home will naturally make it easier to entertain larger amounts of guests. Whether it be in your kitchen, family room, dining room, or outdoor space, having the appropriate amount of space makes for a more comfortable party or get-together.

It’s not just limited to when you bring in guests, an open floor plan also makes it easier to converse when it’s just you and your family.

More Flexibility to Decorate

With more space comes more options when it comes to decorating and furnishing your new custom home. With a more closed-off plan, each room is given a distinct purpose and you don’t have much room for creativity. But, with an open plan, what seems like a single room can actually be so much more. Many people love to experiment with their open spaces and use furniture, lighting, and decorations to create many smaller spaces that blend together into a cohesive design.

Some may look at a larger room as being too big or too much space, but most people see it as a creative challenge.

Deciding on the perfect floor plan is just one of the many exciting decisions you’ll make on the journey toward your dream custom home. If you’re interested in finding out the next steps, contact us today.

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