Pros and Cons of Open Floor Plans

Is an open floor plan right for you and your family?  Here are a few pros and cons to consider before making a decision.

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Advantages of open floor plans:

  • Makes your home look and feel larger
  • Reduces energy costs by bringing in more natural light
  • More universal and wheelchair accessible
  • Increased views
  • Ability to watch kids while cooking or cleaning
  • Great layout for entertaining & socializing with guests

Disadvantages of open floor plans:

  • Reduced privacy
  • Noise travels easily
  • Fewer walls for pictures and art
  • Must keep clean all the time

The advantages outweigh the disadvantages, but it mostly depends on your lifestyle.  See more open floor plans on our Pinterest board!