First, let’s get some definitions out of the way. An open floor plan, also called open concept, is any floor plan combining two or more rooms that are traditionally divided with a floor-to-ceiling wall and, possibly, a door. Half walls separating the kitchen and living room? Still open concept.
Does an open floor plan add value?
The study found that homes with open floor plans appreciate 7.4 percent a year. Other value-boosting home features include an outdoor patio, hardwood floors, and a fireplace. Modern and contemporary-style homes also do better than older, more traditional architecture.
Are open floor plans better?
It remains the best way to maximize square footage, especially in urban areas, adds Ricardo Rodriguez, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker in Boston. “For many city homes, an open floor plan is the only option,” he says. “But even for those who have the luxury of a lot of space, the open plan remains desirable.
Where do you put a TV in an open concept room?
The most obvious solution is to place the TV and console along the long wall to the right of the living room, with the sofa across from it. We’re concerned that this option will separate the space and work again the “open” flow concept.
How do you decorate an open concept home?
Here are some tips for decorating an open concept house.
- Use Area Rugs to Define Spaces.
- Use a Monochromatic Color Scheme.
- Let the Architecture Be Your Guide.
- Add Architectural Details.
- Make Your Furniture Work For You.
- Paint All the Trim the Same Color.