Architecture / March 25, 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.
Modern homes can be equipped with high tech appliances that help save energy and money. You can also install energy saving features such as solar panels, insulated doors and argon glass windows. Another benefit is the fact that you can choose the location and position of your home.
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.
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.