Architecture / July 2, 2018 /
An open floor plan in residential terms is a floor plan that embraces large, open spaces while minimizing small, enclosed rooms. In other words, open floor plans involve at least one large, open room that connects and contains smaller areas or rooms that serve different functions.
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.