Architecture / July 2, 2018 / .
When building a modern style house, the first thing to do is to get a fix on how many people will live in the house. Are you going to build it for your family. If so, do you need large spaces like terraces, gardens or a front yard that can be used for socializing or for your children to play. Alternatively, do you want a small modern apartment or a cosy prefabricated house that is perfect for two people. These become even more relevant depending on where you plan to build your house.
Open floor plans enlarge the feeling of the space. While the open floor plan is, technically, multiple rooms within one giant room, the openness makes it feel like one airy space. Our brains do not necessarily register the separate functions all at once, rather, when we see an open floor plan, we are likely to internalize a spacious area.
In todays fast paced, scattered, multi tasking culture, the open floor plan embodies what has become the norm of life. The family can be conducting different activities but still be physically together in the same space, the father can be cooking dinner, the son can be playing with his trains, and the mother can be paying the bills all at the same time and in the same room.
A single family home is a single detached unit, with an independent entrance and with it is own electricity and water access. These kind of houses enjoy the luxury of space and usually have a front yard and a backyard. Single family homes are popular among families and are traditionally considered better to raise children.