For decades now, open floor house plans have been taking the home building world by storm. Many people want to choose this type of open concept house plan for their new home build for a number of reasons. Wide-open homes are able to distinguish from the closed-off, boxy homes of the past. Many years ago, the popular trend was to have a lot of separation between rooms. These days, however, homes are much lighter, brighter and way more open than they ever were before.

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What are open house plans?

If you’re in the market to build a new home, you’ll come across a lot of buzzwords and home building talks that may confuse you. Open house plans have a flow from one space to another. There are no doors separating rooms like the living room, kitchen, dining room, front area, etc. Each space blends into the next, and you can often see someone cooking in the kitchen from where you are sitting in the living room. Basically, walls and other blockages are removed, so that the entire house has a large, open feel.

Open concept house plans can come in a variety of types. You can choose from the number of bedrooms that you want and need. One of the most popular options for new homeowners is a 2 bedroom house plans with open floor plan. This type of floor plan has two bedrooms and is thus small enough to be manageable while still large enough for a family. The open concept makes it seem larger, and you get to enjoy a wide-open living space.

 

Why choose open floor house plans?

As with any type of home out there, you’ll come across a number of pros and cons for this home type. The pros far outweigh the cons, and for many, this is the type of home they have always wanted. So, why should you choose a floor plan that is open? Here are some of the top reasons to consider going with an open floor house plans for your new home build.

  • Increased value. When you have a home type that is trendy and popular, you are instantly adding value. You know that your home is desirable and so you can sell it for a higher price.

  • More appealing to home buyers. Home buyers today are looking for wide-open spaces and a light, bright feel. Open concept homes have exactly these things, making them appealing to a wide range of people buying homes. You might not even be thinking about putting your home on the market yet. But when you do, you’ll receive more interest for modern open floor house plans.

  • Easier to live in. A hope that is open will be a lot easier for a family to live in than one that is closed off. For one thing, kids can run around and play without running into walls. For another, you’ll be able to watch them from wherever you are. If you are relaxing in the living room, you can see them playing in the playroom. Or if you are cooking dinner, you can watch them from the kitchen.

  • Feels larger than it is. Another benefit to this type of home is that you will feel like you are in a lot more space than you are. You will have extra area to move in, and you can have more liberty with decorating.

Consider open floor plans if you’re building a home. You’ll get a popular design and plenty of space for your needs.

House construction drawings

What's included in House Plan Set drawings?

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Cover Sheet and Construction Notes

Foundation Plan

Slab | Crawl | On request - Basement, Pier & Beam, etc.

General foundation design showing foundation layout with structural elements. There are three types of foundation to choose from: slab, crawl, and basement.

As in all building locations ground condition varies, your local structural engineer would need to approve foundation design and specify foundation structural elements.

Plumbing Plan

Shows the layout of plumbing fixtures with specifications.

Floor Plan

Indicates house layout with dimensioned walls, doors and windows.

Roof Construction Plan

Shows the layout and dimensions of the required roof structure such as rafters and beams. As show load requirement is different in each location your local structural engineer would need to approve and specify roof structural elements.

Roof Plan

Dimensioned roof layout indicating slopes, roof areas, chimneys, and decorative elements.

Sections

Cut through the building showing detailed floor, wall, and roof construction elements. Indicating room ceiling heights and structural element heights.

Elevations

Shows all sides of the house indicating building elements with its heights, specified materials, and all decorative elements.

Construction Details

Detailed house cut-away with outline specifications.

Electrical Plan

Floor plan layout indicating locations of electrical elements such as lightning, switches, outlets, etc.

HVAC Plan

Indicates location and specifications for heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

Furniture Plan

Representative floor plan layout indicating room sizes and suggested furniture layout. Useful during the interior design stage.

Door and Window Schedule

List or all windows and doors with indicated specifications for manufacturer.

General Specifications

Plumbing, electrical and mechanical specifications