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Open Floor Plans Bring Countless Benefits to Patio Home Plans


Patio home designs that have an open layout where rooms flow together and arenít cut off by walls are highly desired . Different architectural styles can easily incorporate an open floor plan while still presenting homeowners with a French country home plan, modern home plan, or Mediterranean home plan feel. They also give owners more flexibility when it comes to what the area of the house will be used for. One of the major advantages to having an open design is that it makes the interior of the house appear larger. An open layout helps promote the look of smaller patio home plans without reducing the amount of livable square footage.


Patio Home Plans with an Open Design Promote Creativity


Rooms that are designed with an open floor plan will allow those in one room to see art and furniture in another. Those that enjoy having art displayed throughout the house, but have lived in homes where walls closed everything off from view, will find that open designs can be a terrific way to showcase their paintings and sculptures. The design in each room will bleed into other areas of the house which help create the overall flow of the patio home.


With the ability to have items in one room be seen in others, you will be given a home with one large living area instead of individual rooms that are broken down. Homeowners generally manage their furniture in a certain way to dedicate certain areas of the home for a specific use. At the same time, even though the furniture is dividing areas you wonít be shutting off valuable space with a wall.


The interior decorating within an open floor plan will usually carry the same theme throughout the home. Some decide to have the same wall color found in the home, while others will also have accent walls to mix it up a bit. In traditional floor plans, you can decorate each room differently since the walls and doors will shut it off from other areas. With an open design, having an area that doesnít go well with the rest of the homeís decorative style may not be very attractive.


Open Floor Plans Promote Interaction for Family and Guests


Another great reason to choose an open design instead of a traditional floor plan is that it gives those inside the ability to easily mingle with each other. For owners that host a lot of parties, the open layout allows for better interaction among guests even if youíre busy in the kitchen or dining area. Guests will be given a location where they can move throughout the home without having to break away from the party.


Families enjoy open floor plans since they can go about other tasks in the house without having to leave the overall area where their children are. Children are able to move from room to room without leaving a space where they can be supervised. Individuals can accomplish their daily activities, such as meal preparation, cleaning, and dining while still feeling connected to the rest of the family.


Preston Wood and Associates are a member "the American Institute of Building Design" or "AIBD". The "AIBD" is A national organization with chapters in every major city including Memphis, Tennessee, Baltimore, Maryland, Irving, Texas, Amarillo, TX, Brownsville, Texas, Grand Prairie, TX, Pasadena, Texas, Fort Worth, Texas., El Paso, Texas., Charlotte, N.C, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Seattle, Washington, Boston, Massachusetts, Denver, Colorado, Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky.

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This article was published on Tuesday 21 October, 2008.

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