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Top Advantages of Having an Open Concept Floor Plan

December 20, 2021

Open concept floor plans are among the most popular designs for modern lifestyles. Floor plans with shared spaces that overlap – such as the kitchen, dining area and great room – are special because they do not use interior walls to separate one area from another.

If you are shopping for new homes near the Lehi, Utah area, that feature open floor plans, consider Rockwell Ranch Townhomes. This latest community by McArthur Homes features three-story designs with the second level laid out as one large, functional area – including a corner “pocket office,” a bathroom and a private outdoor deck.

Explore Homes That Offer Open Floor Plans in Utah County

Enjoy Interconnected Spaces With An Open Floor Plan

Iris kitchen and great room

Interior walls that are not load-bearing can take up considerable amounts of space. An open-concept layout eliminates this loss so that you can enjoy every inch of your interior square footage. Large areas can set the stage for seasonal gatherings of family and friends where there is plenty of room for everyone to relax and mingle comfortably. When hosting guests, you can prepare refreshments in the kitchen while keeping track of guests in the great room and nook (adjacent on either side) and greeting folks as they enter the second level from the first level staircase.

Open Concept Homes are More Energy Efficient

Open floorplans are very good for energy efficiency in the home because they are easier to heat and cool. For example, it’s easier to heat a single main area than lots of little rooms. When it’s hot outside, open-concept homes are much easier to keep cool. And when it’s cold outside, the natural sunlight from large windows may allow you to leave your furnace off.

An Open Floorplan Brings More Natural Light

Dining Nook With Table with 4 Chairs Next to a Window

Spacious, open concept floor plans built with large windows and a sliding glass patio door can let in the sunshine on a bright day. Since the entire second level is one large, interconnected area, natural light from several different angles can flood the home – allowing you to reduce your energy consumption during the daytime. Plus, new homes in Lehi, Utah are surrounded by natural beauty. So, when you open up the blinds to the outdoors, you can take in the breathtaking local scenery, which includes Mt. Timpanogos, Utah Lake, Flat Top Mountain and much more. Plus, in the evenings, customized hues and angles from indoor lighting fixtures can spread light from one area to the next, creating a welcoming environment of warmth and ambiance.

Enjoy a More Natural Family Togetherness

The absence of unnecessary interior walls creates a home where you can easily converse with family and guests across the entire second level. While this dynamic eliminates the need to raise your voice, it also provides sightlines from one side of the house to the other, so that you can see whom you are speaking to. This open design also presents advantages for families with infants, toddlers and children. Parents can easily supervise playtime while preparing meals, working in their home office or simply relaxing in the great room.

McArthur Homes Offers Excellent Open Concept New Homes in the Lehi Utah Area

Three distinctive new construction home layouts – Knox, Theo and Iris – allow you to enjoy your full square footage, maximize indoor lighting, experience clear communication and create specified, functional spaces which can be comfortably enjoyed by everyone.

If you are looking for a new home with an open floor plan, Rockwell Ranch Townhomes is a brand new home community that fits the bill. With its second level laid out as one large functional space, this latest McArthur Homes development features three-story designs and private outdoor decks on every new townhome. Contact McArthur Homes today to learn more about our current availability.

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This post was written by Paige Giles

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