Open concept homes are a popular layout, both in Kansas City and beyond. They look sleek and modern, and they’re often featured in home designs on TV and in magazines. It’s little wonder that homeowners often opt for an open concept floor plan when it comes to home remodeling. But open concept isn’t for everyone, and some homeowners find drawbacks as well as benefits. Your Kansas City home remodeling contractor can help you make the right choice for you. Here are some of the common pros and cons:
Pro: Makes the Most of Small Spaces
If you have less square footage than you intended, you can make the layout feel more spacious with an open concept. Walls and other divisions can make the space feel cramped and tight. With an open floor plan, you have more freedom when it comes to furnishings as well as room to move around. You can even trick the eye into believing the space is larger.
Con: Mess is Exposed
If you’re a neat person who always stays on top of cleaning, this shouldn’t be a problem. However, if you sometimes let the clutter pile up before you get around to cleaning, an open concept means you have nowhere to hide. You won’t be able to push the mess into a closed room and get to it later. It will be visible as soon as you, or any guests, walk in the room.
Open concepts have often been championed by parents who like to be able to prepare meals while still keeping an eye on the kids. It helps to make sure the kids are safe, but it can also help you to not feel isolated while prepping and cooking. Even without small kids, an open concept will mean that you can watch your favorite show or enjoy the company of friends while cooking.
Con: Less Privacy
On the other hand, if you want a chance to get away and relax…it pretty much has to be your bedroom or the bathroom. There aren’t many secluded areas in an open concept home, so there’s less opportunity for privacy. This can be a problem if you live with a big family or a large group of friends and find yourself in need of places where you can decompress.
Is an open concept the right choice for you? Whatever the layout for your home remodeling, Jericho Home Improvements in Kansas City can help you bring it to life. Contact us today for more information or a free quote.Tags: home remodeling, interior remodeling, open concept