Flowing, open homes are more popular than ever, with many homeowners creating a more spacious house by eliminating walls and reducing separate rooms. If you are in the process of designing your home with an architect or builder, an open plan home may be beneficial to you. The following are just a few advantages of an open plan to suit the modern day family.
Open spaces create less shadow and encourage more light. Natural light can spread through the whole household easily and there are more opportunities for windows and glass doors. Without the separation of walls, both natural and artificial light can cover more area. It has also been found that a lighter, brighter space is the perfect atmosphere for positivity and makes everyday activities like cooking and reading easier.
Illusion of Space
An open plan home is just that – open. With less walls to cut off the area, it gives the appearance of more space, which is further compounded by the abundance of light. Combined with high ceilings, this creates a modern, minimalist look that suits many styles and makes it easier to keep clean. No more dusting in corners or door stops banging into walls!
The digital world has made family interaction scarce, with many children retreating to their rooms and digital devices and parents to the study to work or watch TV. But with a more open space, all rooms are visible, encouraging interaction between the household members. It also means you can multitask. Someone cooking in the kitchen can watch the TV in the living room, while the children can do homework at the breakfast bar or play video games within site of the sink. An open plan home helps create a sense of togetherness.
If you are looking to build a new home in Brisbane using an open plan design, chat to Lindon Homes. They can help design and build your dream home or build your own architect designed plans. Call (07) 3823 5522 to get started.