The open floor plan has been the leading recent architectural trend in new homes since about 1990, and it has been the goal of many recent remodeling projects in older homes. Today’s “open floor plan” refers to a home in which traditional-use spaces like the kitchen, dining room and living room can be combined into one communal living space.
Open floor plans are great — they can make a home feel larger and more connected. But they’re not for everyone. Consider the following pros and cons to see if it’s right for you.