This week’s blog is a follow up to a recent post in which I discussed integrating kitchens and living rooms. The premise of the post was that living rooms are underused, and creating a “great room” by combining the kitchen and living room helps the living room get more use and the kitchen gain some much-needed extra space.
That post only addressed the advantages of great rooms, so in today’s related post I’m discussing open floor plans and the advantages and disadvantages of having one. This post may inspire you to create an open floor plan during your home remodel, or to make an existing open floor plan into several separate rooms, depending on your household’s needs. Read more