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Design Trend: Open Floor Plans

By Cahil Design Build
May 20, 2015

Homes with open floor plans have become increasingly popular in the D.C. area and across the U.S. With the unique ability to bring families together and an attractive, modern look, an open floor or kitchen design can bring new life to any home, no matter how limited in size the space may be. But is it right for you? The Cahill Design Build specialists can help you decide—learn the many benefits below or request your consultation for personalized advice from our experts.


Why Install an Open Kitchen Design?

The open kitchen and living room design is especially appealing in that it:

  • Makes your home look and feel bigger, providing the illusion of added depth. With higher ceilings and no doorways, you can make any kitchen look and feel larger than it actually is.
  • Provides space for multiple activities. This allows the family chef to interact with others, keep an eye on the kids, watch television while they prepare meals, and stay a part of the party.
  • Makes entertaining at home easy. We already mentioned that the cook can more easily interact in an open kitchen design—but it also means that food and beverages are nearby and readily accessible, no matter where you are.
  • Brings more light into your space. Without walls blocking it out, natural sunlight can better light up your home and provide you with outdoor views to be seen from any kitchen or living room window.
  • Improves the efficiency of the room layout. Open floor plans allow for better traffic flow and added practicality—it’s easy to find what you need in the kitchen and to create separate stations for multiple tasks.

Remodeling with Open Floor Plans in D.C., MD & VA

Of course, an open kitchen design isn’t for everyone. If you prefer a more classic style room design, it may not suit your aesthetic preferences. But if you enjoy a more contemporary look or feel that you could benefit from the added functionality open floor plans provide, than it’s time to remodel! And if you’re interested in blending modern and traditional style, ornamentation, such as decorated kitchen island legs, can provide the classic touch you’re looking for amidst a more efficient room design.

At Cahill Design Build, we can help you design an open floor plan in any style. If you are interested in remodeling your home with an open kitchen design in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Northern Virginia area, we can help. Contact us to speak with one of our design-build professionals about your project.


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