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October 26, 2021

Creating An Open Floor Plan by Removing Structural Walls

Open floor plans are a growing trend in residential construction, especially in older New England homes that tend to feel [...]
October 21, 2021

Why Replace Your Windows During Autumn?

The list of home improvement projects that needs to be completed seems to be never-ending, doesn’t it? While a lot [...]

October 19, 2021

Benefits of Using Cedar Siding in New England

Cedar is popularly known for its use in siding the exterior of homes in New England. It’s known for its [...]
October 13, 2021

5 Tips to Make Your Bathroom Look & Feel More Luxurious

Designing the bathroom of your dreams doesn’t have to be a difficult process. Focusing on the right details will help [...]

October 5, 2021

Home Maintenance Projects this Fall

Fall is your chance to get your home ready for the Winter and cold weather. It's important to get anything [...]
September 29, 2021

How Long Do Painted Cabinets Last?

Cabinet refinishing and painting was one of the most popular home improvement trends we noticed in 2021. Many of the [...]
September 22, 2021

Solutions for Improving Kitchen Storage

Having a kitchen that you love is a big deal. Considering you'll be using the kitchen more than almost any [...]
September 15, 2021

Follow These Remodeling Tips to Increase Your Home’s Value

When it comes to the real estate market, home trends are constantly changing. It can definitely be hard to keep [...]

Open floor plans are a growing trend in residential construction, especially in older New England homes that tend to feel more closed off. Open concept floor plans are when two or more common spaces are joined to form a larger space, which usually requires removing walls. This can be tricky, because some walls are load-bearing, and carry the weight of the roof and upper floors. 

Creating an open floor plan typically involves combining the kitchen, living, and dining spaces to create a central gathering spot. If you’re considering an open floor plan in your home, here are a few of the advantages:

Open floor plans create more functional space

 Removing walls attached to your kitchen provides new opportunities to incorporate an island or peninsula for added storage and seating. As a parent, it also allows you to keep an eye on your children in the other room while you prepare dinner in the kitchen, or get some work done.

Open floor plans create entertaining space

Having more open space and continuity between rooms makes it easier to spend time with family and friends. Open floor plans create more connecting areas to gather off the kitchen, so you can mingle with your guests while still keeping a close eye on the food.

Open floor plans increase visibility

When interior walls are taken down, you can more easily see into the next room without having to open any doors or walk down the hallway. Having open space also allows natural light to travel throughout the interior rooms, so you may not need to use as much overhead lighting throughout the day.

As a homeowner, envisioning a beautiful new open living space can be a little bit tricky because all you see are walls, and you don’t know where to start. When it comes to removing walls, you should always work with a professional so you don’t risk compromising the structural integrity of your home. Our team will help you explore options, show you drawings, and work with you to match your design choices with functional, stable solutions. Call us to schedule a free consultation about creating an open floor plan in your home 617-969-4900.

 

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