open floor plans


Four walls, four sides, four corners – most homes take on the shape of a rectangle. I don’t know if rectangular homes rule because they’re just easier to build compared to other shapes, like a triangle or hexagon, or if that’s what the first settlers used in colonial America and we’ve adhered to that standard.

An open floor plan refers to a home with a central room, also called a “great room,” that integrates the main living spaces—the kitchen, dining room, and living room—into one open room. Homes with open floor plans often have exposed beams or posts because the great room lacks the walls and ceilings to hide them.