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Why an Open Floor Plan is Perfect for Young Families

Open floor plan for young families

If you are in the market for a new home, you should strongly consider a home with an open floor plan. Open floor plans are perfect for young families or for young couples that are planning on having a family. Here’s why:

A more spacious environment

First off, you want to be able to show off your first family home. You want visitors to walk in and feel amazed by the amount of space you and your family members have to live with. Even if you are on a tight budget, you can still find ways to make a home seem bigger than it actually is. How? Through an open floor plan.

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A kitchen, living room and dining room all interconnected and each within vision of the others makes for a very spacious atmosphere. This not only expands the home, but it gives parents more space for play areas for children and less cluster for children to accidentally bump into. Ultimately, it’s a win-win.

The wonderful appeal of natural light

Another positive to an open floor plan is the entrance of so much natural light. Natural light also contributes to the illusion of added space. It is more freeing and more relaxing; thus, practically every Dallas, TX homeowner welcomes it.

Plus, if you are indeed on a budget, or if you’re an energy saving advocate, natural light will keep you from using electricity. You’ll save a bunch of money on utility bills throughout the year; that can make a huge difference in the early stages of home ownership.

Smooth flow from one room to the next

We discussed the added space offered by an open floor plan, but we have not yet touched on how added space makes for easy flow and movement throughout the living area. Say you lookover from the kitchen and see that your two-year-old has climbed atop the coffee table in the living room. You can either yell to get his attention or you can take a direct jog over there to ensure he doesn’t fall and hurt himself. If your kitchen was blocked by a wall then you wouldn’t have been able to see him, nor would you have been able to jog straight to him to help.

Yes, open floors plans are great for adult supervision, but they are convenient in other ways as well. You can watch TV from the kitchen, change channels from the kitchen and easily transition from the kitchen to living room if you want to chill on the couch while waiting for food to cook.

Easier communication and conversation

There are fewer sound barriers in an open floor plan. You can yell to your kids to come down for dinner with a higher success rate. Also, if you like to host social gatherings (parties or frequent guests), an open floor plan is generally more inviting to guests. Party guests won’t be closed off from room to room; rather, they can participate in a conversation in the living room and maintain the conversation as they step into the kitchen really quick to grab some chips and dip.

Starting your family in a home with an open floor plan is an excellent idea. Or, maybe your already have a Dallas, TX home and you like the idea of an open floor plan. Give Flooring Source of Texas a call at (972) 778-6855 and we’ll grant you one through a home remodel! Visit our website——and our blog for additional home remodeling input.

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