These Open Floor Plans usually combine the open kitchen to other living areas in the house. Growing up, many were used to the kitchen being the work zone, and the living room and dining room were the formal spaces.
But today, many consider the kitchen the center of the home, where everyone gathers before, during and after the meal. Extra counter space and large center islands are being built. We are noticing that dining rooms are being opened to be part of the large extension of the kitchen and gathering space.
It's not only in modern designed homes that we are seeing these open spaces. Free-flowing layouts are being achieved in the more traditional homes too. Instead of being called living rooms, many are combining the living room and kitchen as the Great Room. Sometimes, columns and a half wall divides these spaces. Removing interior walls can obtain a light and bright look as the sunshine gleams through the windows of these open spaces.
If you want smaller, contained spaces, these can be on the bedroom levels, an office, or lower levels for play areas. This way, the Open Floor Plan can be a more spacious design on the main floor.
Want to purchase an Open Floor plan home on Long Island, call Realtors Lawrence and Sheila at 631-805-4400 (c).