Open Concept Design
The open-concept home design eliminates walls and separation to create an open, connected, and spacious area. The open concept design style has been around since the late 19th century and is often attributed to architectural mastermind Frank Lloyd Wright. This style has come into high demand over the past few years as the many benefits become increasingly well-known.
The main characteristic of open concept design is a large open room that is only broken up and separated by furniture placement. It is usually designed around the kitchen as the main focal point. This creates a large open area that is great for entertaining. It is also great for keeping an eye on the kids and having more family interaction within the home.
By eliminating most of the interior walls natural sunlight is able to reach further into the home making it bright and warm. Large windows, window walls, and glass doors are very common and add to the openness of the home. This also helps to bring nature right into your living space.
More Usable Space
Having one large open area eliminates the wasted space of walls, doors, hallways, and walkways. This allows you to place furniture and designate space wherever and however you wish to gain maximum usage of every square foot of your home.
It is much easier to cool or heat one large space rather than several little spaces that can heat and cool unevenly. You will also use less energy for lighting due to the increased natural light from the open windows. Another benefit is when your kids leave all the lights on you can easily spot them and turn them off (not that that ever happens).
To learn more about open concept home design or to see if your home is a good candidate give us a call at 844-ELITE-03 for a free in-home evaluation and estimate.