Open floor plans are currently a big trend in home renovations. An open floor plan refers to two or more spaces such as the kitchen and living room joined together to form a much larger, grand space. Typically, these rooms would be divided by a barrier such as a wall or a door, making these spaces feel small and closed off. The objective of an open floor plan is to join common areas in your home to create the ultimate communal living area.

We’ve outlined 5 of our favorite reasons why homeowners should consider an open floor plan.

It increases the resale value of your house
An open floor plan will increase your home’s value down the road because this type of plan adds functional square footage, which is appealing to many homebuyers.

Your home feels larger
Removing the interior walls will help your home feel larger and less congested. Barriers such as walls and doors section off parts of your home that can make you feel boxed in. By taking down these barriers, you’ll open up the space you have, making your home feel larger and more cohesive as living spaces will flow together naturally.

Beautiful views
People love open floor plans because these can increase natural light and improve views from one room to another. Natural light exposure has been proven to raise productivity, improve your mood, and even help you sleep better.

Better for entertaining
Hosting a dinner party or having family over, especially during the holidays, can be overwhelming. Open floor plans allow guests to feel more connected and stay together in one specific area. Without the walls between these spaces, you can be in three different places at once, which makes hosting a breeze.

Safer for children
For first time parents or growing families, open floor plans are much safer for your kids because you can keep a close eye on them. Whether you are cooking dinner in the kitchen or working on your computer in the living room, you typically always have a great line of sight to other areas of your home.

Start designing the open floor plan of your dreams today. Northern Craft Construction can provide a state-of-the-art 3D rendering services of your custom residential home renovation and remodeling project to show you what is possible inside your home.