Open floor plans are the most popular home design right now because of their benefits and ability to create a modern atmosphere. Open floor plans can help you feel that your home is bigger than it actually is while giving you a more functional space.
Rosewood Painting And Remodeling offers home remodeling for homes of all sizes. We have designed many open floor plans for customers in Layton and Bountiful. No matter what kind of design you want your home to fit, including an open floor plan can improve the overall feel of the home.
1- Better Airflow
Without multiple doors and walls to contain the indoor air, you will reduce the likelihood of the home smelling musty or stagnant. The home will be breezier and your HVAC unit will be able to circulate air throughout all corners of the home without much effort. An airy and open plan helps you feel less confined and can mimic the sense of calm felt in the outdoors.
2- Seamless Connection To Outdoors And Rooms In The Home
Open floor plans give you unrestricted views of your windows and exterior doors that bring in natural light. It is also easier to navigate from the living room to the kitchen, to the entryway. Including an open floor plan can help you have a more open mindset and give you a better connection to the outside world. Seeing the scenery around your home can bring a sense of calm during a busy life.
3- Increase Real Estate Value
Because open floor plans have money-saving benefits and are so popular in new home builds, including one in your home can increase your resale value in the future. An open floor plan can also increase your square footage which will increase what your home will appraise for.
Even if you are not planning to sell your home anytime soon, remodeling is always worth the investment. Even when you are no longer here, the more your home sells for, the better benefit for your posterity as well.
4- Shared Natural Light
An open floor plan in a home makes the light from windows reach much farther. Shared light can enhance your ambiance, increase the warmth of your home, and kill some bacteria. Natural light can also increase productivity, which can help you work harder if you work from home, or feel happier after working all day. Sunlight can limit mental health symptoms and lift the mood of your entire family, which makes your home a much more enjoyable place to live.
5- Create The Illusion Of A Bigger Home
The biggest benefit that homeowners get from remodeling to an open floor plan is the illusion that your home is bigger than it actually is. Open floor plans include fewer walls and doors which can restrict your view of the rest of the home. Allowing people and your family to see into living rooms, kitchens, entryways, and sitting rooms will make the home feel spacious. Having a roomy home will keep your guests from feeling boxed in.
6- The Ability To Make The Kitchen The Focal Point
It is often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Modern homes put more emphasis on the kitchen because of the ability to gather, talk, cook, and eat all in one unanimous space. Socializing in the kitchen is common in many different families, so they spend the money and time to upgrade this space.
Remodeling your kitchen to be more open will improve the safety of your home as well. It can be hard to watch your children while preparing meals in the kitchen, but with an open floor plan, you will be able to clearly see into the living room or playroom. This makes the kitchen a much less anxious place to be.
7- Improved Energy Efficiency
As previously mentioned, your HVAC system will be able to better circulate the air through your home when there are fewer barriers. When your home is more open, your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to keep the home at a set temperature. Whether you are trying to heat or cool your home, an open floor plan can make the home more energy efficient by saving you money on repairing your heating and cooling system.
Open Floor Plan Remodel With Rosewood
Our team puts all of our client’s needs first. We want to help you achieve your dream home with quality painting techniques and timely remodeling. Whether you are upgrading a small part of your home or the entire thing, our team can help! We are there for you from the planning stages until the very end of the project. Reach out to our Layton office or Bountiful office to get started.