Architecture / June 29, 2018 / Narcisse.
Do not cut up rooms with through traffic. When you need to walk through one room to get to another, create a visual corridor on one side of the space, with an area of usable space next to the walking space. Do not run the traffic diagonally through a room.
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.
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.
Doors should not interfere with each other. There are lots of ways to prevent doors from clashing, so there is no excuse for the problem, although some ingenuity is often called for.