(Closed) Open floorplans? Love em or hate em?

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: How do you feel about open floor plans?
    I love them! : (141 votes)
    79 %
    I hate them! : (20 votes)
    11 %
    It doesn't matter to me. : (13 votes)
    7 %
    I just love voting! : (5 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    4049 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I think it makes the house feel larger. I feel too claustropohic without an open floor plan. And I think it looks prettier – like I can coodinate the rooms better and make it flow.

    I don’t know that that makes any sense! lol

    Post # 4
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Love them!  I agree that it makes everything feel so much larger and lighter than when you have closed off rooms.  And it is nice to be able to converse with Darling Husband or with guests while I’m in the kitchen and their in the living room or whatever.

    Post # 5
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    5148 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I love them!

    Our house is NOT an open floor plan. I hate it. Especially when we have people over, if I’m in the kitchen getting food/snacks together, I’m completely cut off from conversation. Even on a day-to-day basis, if one of us is in the living room and the other in the kitchen, we can’t hear each other. And our living room and kitchen are right next to each other!

    I also think open floor-plans make the area feel lighter and brighter. 

    Post # 6
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    1828 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i’m somewhere in the middle. i can’t stand it when the entire living and dining area is open to the kitchen. its too much for me.

    however, i LOVE when people blow out the wall between their dining room and kitchen to make one big eat-in space!

    Post # 7
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    2107 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We just moved from a house with separated areas to a new place with an open floor plan.  Honestly, I don’t think I could ever go back to anything else.  I LOVE our open floor plan – it’s awesome when we have guests over to be able to keep on chatting with them while I’m still prepping in the kitchen, and it just makes everything seem that much bigger. 

    Post # 8
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    6743 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    LOVE THEM.  And most people do.  If you ever want to resell your house, you won’t regret having an open floorplan.

    Aside from what PP’s said – it makes the house look bigger, etc.  I think it helps bring the family together because you can always see what’s going on from any of the other rooms. 

    Post # 9
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    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Them! Our house has an open floor plan and I dont think I could ever go back.

    Post # 10
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    2822 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I love them!

    Post # 11
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    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I love open floor plans so long as it isn’t a two story where the bedrooms directly overlook the living area. You can’t get away from anything with that floorplan – everyone hears everything! The townhouse we’re in the process of buying has an open kitchen/dining/living area, which I love, but the den/half bath are on the 1st floor totally separated, and the bedrooms are on the 3rd, totally separate. Love it!

    Post # 12
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    3626 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Open floorplans make the home look bigger. DH’s parents live in an enormous house without an open floor plan, and it feels small. It’s weird. Plus, most people want an open floor plan, so the house will be easier to sell one day.

    Post # 13
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    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We didn’t exactly have an open floor plan so we ripped out the wall between the den and formal living room.  Now it is WIDE OPEN!!  We are also not formal living room kind of people.  We like the sense of flow and community where everyone can be in the same room together. 

    Post # 14
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    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I totally totally love open floor plans (specifically the main rooms – living, dining and kitchen areas)!  Knock those walls down! lol.

    My reasons are because it makes the house and rooms feel larger, airy-er (if thats a word?), and brighter 🙂 I think it also feels less claustrophic, but with the right decor and placement of furniture can still be very cozy.

    When we went househunting last year, any house we looked that had all the main rooms seperated by walls, we would try and envision what it would look like if we knocked down walls to open up the space, it really transforms the loko and feel.

     

    Post # 15
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    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Our house has no walls 🙂 I like it a lot, but sometime the lack of “privacy” gets to me – you always know where everyone else is.

    Post # 16
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    5221 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Love them! Double bonus if it involved vaulted cot extra high ceilings. 

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