Architecture / June 10, 2018 / .
Open floor plans improve the efficiency of usable space. Living rooms are all too often a waste of space, or at least they can feel that way due to lack of real use in day to day life. But with an open floor plan, the great room concept transfers some of lifes activities from the crowded kitchen countertops into the visually now connected living room.
The open concept layout is relatively new to the world of residential design. Traditionally, homes were designed and built to accommodate different rooms for different functions. Each room was assigned its distinct function, the kitchen was for cooking, the dining room was for eating, and the living room was for gathering, entertaining, or relaxing, and that was that.
Advantages to building your home yourself, and probably the most common reason, is the fact that you can put in your house whatever it is that you want, provided it is within budget. You can be conventional and follow standard home building. Go eccentric and create an artwork in the form of the house. You get to choose the color, style and layout too.
Stock house plans are the most common blueprint package on the plan selling market. Also referred to as designer house plans, they generally carry enough information to be considered a permit ready set. In addition to the normal things included in the home builder plan set, more construction details are added.