Architecture / June 22, 2018 /
During the middle of the 1900s, builders recognized the efficiency of combining spaces within a home to decrease the required square footage. More usable space could be squeezed into the same amount of, or less, square footage when an open layout was used. Open floor plans actually began as an economical option, although they have morphed today into a preferred way of living.
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.