Featured Photo: Townes at Gateway Commons; Courtesy of McKee Homes
An open floor plan is one that’s defined as having one or more large, open rooms that have the ability to act as multiple rooms within a single living space. In homes today, this often excludes hallways, walls, and doors – to make for a more inviting layout. In the midst of the pandemic, we saw builders adapt to design floor plans that still follow the open concept, but have several spaces for privacy. We’re still loving the open floor concept in today’s homes – and here are several reasons why.
Enjoy more natural light
An open floor plan doesn’t usually have too many interior walls, which provides sunlight with an easier access point. It allows the light to travel and helps it to connect your indoor spaces with the outdoor ones. We recommend finding a floor plan that has several windows in the living room or kitchen to give you a nice view of your outdoor space, which also will help to brighten up all of the adjoining rooms with the glow of natural sunlight.
Even if you’re downsizing, you can still find open concept floorplans. At the Townes at Gateway Commons in Wake Forest, you can find exactly this. These unique, three-story townhomes are part of McKee Homes’ Autograph Series, highlighted by beautiful features such as tiered cabinetry, granite countertops, large covered outdoor living spaces, decorative lighting, one- or two-car garage and an open concept.
Notice the larger feel
When buying a home with an open floor plan, keep in mind that open floor plans are recommended for two-story homes that have vaulted ceilings. When you remove walls, opening space upwards will give the home the feeling of much larger space.
Built by Drees Homes, Bloomfield Estates has a variety of incredible, open floor plans that take full advantage of the square footage at hand. Built on oversized homesites, you can choose from seven options that range from 3-6 bedrooms with prices that start in the high $400s.
Experience the ease of entertaining
If you’re finally starting to invite friends over again, entertaining has never been easier in a home with an open floor plan. While you cook in the kitchen, this type of plan makes it easy to still be able to see and interact with your guests. Forget having to bounce from room to room to bring out appetizers or having to worry about missing out on socializing. Some floor plans even have screened in porches off the living room to extend the open concept outside. Additionally, an open floor plan helps to avoid overcrowding in one area.
Live Oaks by Garman Homes is a new home community coming soon to Wake Forest that has several open concept floor plans to make entertaining a breeze. Check them out today and decide which is your dream plan.
Make the kitchen a focal point
The kitchen is often the most important room for many homebuyers – as it signifies a gathering place where family and friends can bond over food. With an open floor plan, the kitchen tends to be the focal point of the home. This allows you as the homeowner to customize the kitchen to ensure it maximizes its full potential. Take advantage of upgrades during the design process with things like stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, decorative backsplashes, and bright paints to enhance the spotlight of your home. To see all of our communities in the Triangle area with open concepts, visit www.newhomesandideas.com