Open floor plans were a popular design feature seen at the 2014 Street of Dreams and are commonly seen in newly built homes. Open floor plans are an ideal layout for families and entertaining, as they create an open environment where everyone can gather and connect. Open floor plans also allow traffic to flow smoothly throughout the home without running into featureless walls. Here are some photos of open floor plans we love!

The kitchen island in this space gives the area structure without the limited visibility of interior walls. We love the gallery wall too:

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Source: Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs – Houzz

Open floor plans allow your vaulted ceilings to shine, as seen in this home:

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Source: EAG Studio – Houzz

A nice compromise between walls and open floor plans is classic pillars, a great choice if you’re removing load-bearing walls:

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Source: Homes By Tradition – Houzz

Open floor plans also make your home seem brighter and show off design elements like this staircase:

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Source: Candice Alder Design LLC – Houzz

Instead of a wall, a large area rug can help visually delineate a space, as seen in this open floor plan:

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Source: Parkwood Homes – Houzz

Wooden beams and doorways also provide contrast and structure in open floor plans:

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Source: Cornerstone Architects – Houzz

Contact Westlake Development today to find out more about open floor plans that will suit your needs!