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Open Floor Plans May Be All The Rage, But They Do Have Their Downsides: Here Are The Pros And Cons To Consider Before You Begin Knocking Down Any Walls In Your Home

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Open floor plans feature a layout that is absent of walls and partitions separating different rooms. Lately, open floor plans have been all the rage. And it’s easy to see why. They provide a myriad of benefits, including an abundance of natural lighting, enhanced social interaction, and the illusion of more space.

As convenient and roomy as open-concept spaces might seem, they have their disadvantages, too. Some homeowners prefer their kitchen, dining room, and living room to be divided for increased privacy and reduced noise levels.

If you want to figure out whether an open floor plan is right for you, consider the pros and cons before you start knocking down walls. First, we’ll start with the pros.

Increased Sense Of Space

Doing away with walls and doors creates an illusion that rooms are bigger than they actually are. Without these features breaking up the design flow, you will be able to move through the space more freely.

Rooms now have multiple functions so that you can get the most use out of them. Depending on your needs at the moment, you can transform a space into a family room, a home office, or an entertainment area. It also provides more flexibility, making it easier to rearrange your furnishings.

Better Lighting

By removing a few walls, interior rooms that were once without windows will appear more bright and inviting. You’ll also have gorgeous open sight lines. With nothing to obstruct the view, the beauty of your entire house is on full display. In addition, the seamless design continuity, creating a flow from space to space, encourages indoor-outdoor living.

Improved Socialization 

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