Pros and Cons of Open Concept Floor Plans

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Open concept floor plans seem to be all the rage these days. However, you’ll want to make sure that this trend is right for you. Here are a few pros and cons of open concept floor plans.

Open concept floor plans allow quick access from one point to another

Open Concept Pros

  • Accessibility & line of sight- Open concept floor plans allow quick access from one point to another, which can be very helpful when cleaning your home or trying to stay on top of daily tasks. If you have children, you will be able to keep them in sight while you’re in different areas of the home. Many people also love being able to watch TV or feel included in a gathering while cooking or washing dishes.
  • Great for large gatherings- Open concepts provide a large space to host parties. If you’re hosting an event, you can easily fit your guests and keep everyone included in the action.
  • Better natural light- Without walls to block light, your home will feel brighter, and large windows can light the room throughout the day.
  • Better resale value- Because open concepts are more popular, your home may sell a little faster and have better resale value than it would with a traditional floor plan.

Open Concept Cons

  • Noise travel- There aren’t walls to absorb the sounds, so if one family member wants to watch TV while another is practicing an instrument and another is trying to sleep, you could end up with some frustrations and desire separate spaces.
  • Lack of privacy- Open concept floor plans don’t lend themselves to small private conversations or privacy while trying to concentrate on work.
  • May feel messier- Without walls to section areas off, a mess in one spot can make the whole room feel less organized.

At Beason Homes, we can help you choose a floor plan that considers all your needs and will work best for you.