Open Floor Plans

Vaulted Ceilings, Large Expanses of Windows and Generous Outdoor Living Areas Create an Open Feel

Most homes built within the past ten years have been designed with an open floor plan, catering to a more relaxed, but busy lifestyle. Homeowners tend to entertain less formally and with a hectic schedule, want to spend quality time with family whenever possible. An open floor plan provides a space that is welcoming and relaxing, and allows everyone to gather in the same space with ease.

The kitchen is typically open to the great room, with an island or bar delineating the space and allowing a spot for children to do homework or guests to chat with the cook. Sometimes a formal dining room is eliminated entirely, with a large breakfast nook serving as the family eating area and an open space for a dining room table near the kitchen and great room. Auxiliary rooms such as a butler’s pantry, craft room, mud room or home office are important with today’s lifestyle and are usually sited adjacent to the main living area.

With an open floor plan, the Master Suite may be privately situated on the main level with a luxury bathroom and private patio to the rear. Place the secondary bedrooms upstairs with additional auxiliary areas such as a bonus room or a home theater. Continue the open plan with outdoor living areas that provide relaxation.

Several styles of homes are inherently designed with open floor plans, as they are more contemporary styles built within the recent past. Ranch, Postmodern, Modern and Contemporary plans cater to a lifestyle that is informal and less conventional than generations past. Vaulted ceilings, large expanses of windows and generous outdoor living areas all create a more open feel in today’s house plans.

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    Details
    Style:
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    Size:
    2,091 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    78’
    Depth:
    71’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Grand Outdoor Living Area

    Plan #: AFLFPW73227

    Details
    Style:
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    Size:
    2,847 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    88’
    Depth:
    84’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Prairie Style C-Shaped Home

    Plan #: AFLFPW75737

    Details
    Style:
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    Size:
    4,237 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    66’
    Depth:
    117’
    Baths:
    4
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Masterfully Crafted

    Plan #: AFLFPW01575

    Details
    Style:
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    Size:
    1,580 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    50’
    Depth:
    48’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • A Unique Layout

    Plan #: AFLFPW02034

    Details
    Style:
    Country
    Size:
    1,992 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    66’
    Depth:
    62’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • A Rustic Touch

    Plan #: AFLFPW21917

    Details
    Style:
    Craftsman
    Size:
    3,937 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    96’
    Depth:
    63’
    Baths:
    4
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • European Estates

    Plan #: AFLFPW75741

    Details
    Style:
    European
    Size:
    4,357 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    82’
    Depth:
    95’
    Baths:
    5
    Beds:
    5
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Charming Craftsman

    Plan #: AFLFPW75742

    Details
    Style:
    European
    Size:
    4,547 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    93’
    Depth:
    80’
    Baths:
    4
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    1
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    Plan #: AFLFPW75743

    Details
    Style:
    European
    Size:
    6,155 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    119’
    Depth:
    100’
    Baths:
    4
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    2
  • European Hillside Home

    Plan #: AFLFPW75764

    Details
    Style:
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    Size:
    3,195 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    71’
    Depth:
    78’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
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    Plan #: AFLFPW23054

    Details
    Style:
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    Size:
    1,999 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
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    Width:
    59’
    Depth:
    53’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
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    Plan #: AFLFPW07706

    Details
    Style:
    Craftsman
    Size:
    2,338 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    56’
    Depth:
    48’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Wonderful Woodwork

    Plan #: AFLFPW19900

    Details
    Style:
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    Size:
    1,421 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    46’
    Depth:
    53’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    0
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    Plan #: AFLFPW08958

    Details
    Style:
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    Size:
    1,831 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    54’
    Depth:
    63’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Four Bedroom Ranch

    Plan #: AFLFPW22822

    Details
    Style:
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    Size:
    1,765 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    58’
    Depth:
    54’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    0
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    Plan #: AFLFPW08991

    Details
    Style:
    Mediterranean
    Size:
    2,000 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    60’
    Depth:
    70’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    0

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