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Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

December 16, 2020
Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

By Courtney Pittman

Spacious and bright, open floor plans bring a lot to the table when it comes to modern home design. Characterized by clean lines and efficiency, this house design style boasts a style that is effortless and livable. Here are some of our favorite open floor plans that we just can’t get enough of.

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Modern Farmhouse Plan with Stylish Interior

Dream House Plan - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #430-156

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout Plan 430-156

This contemporary version of a classic farmhouse design will draw all eyes to its stylish exterior. Better yet, the open floor plan inside feels fresh and modern. The kitchen gives you an island that overlooks the great room. Everything has a place in the walk-in pantry. Sound too good to be true? See for yourself!

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Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

Bright and Airy Open Floor Plan

Dream House Plan - Craftsman Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #928-312

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout Plan 928-312

Graced with an abundance of windows, this house design (the Alexandria from Visbeen Architects) feels bright and airy. A farmhouse feel can be seen in the exterior’s peaked roof, while the shingled accents reference the ever-popular Craftsman style. The open floor plan encourages convenience with an organic flow between the kitchen, dining, and living room.

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

Also featured in this open floor plan is a convenient home management center perfect for keeping your family life organized on the floor plan’s right side and a private study on the left, which lead to two patios, one covered and one open-air.

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Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

Breezy and Modern House Design

Dream House Plan - Contemporary Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #928-315

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout Plan 928-315

Here’s a sleek and clean design that exudes luxury. Breezy and modern, this home plan is great for a growing family or homeowners who host and entertain regularly. An easy and open floor plan lends an effortless flow throughout the main living areas.

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

The views from this striking dining room are exceptional thanks to the vast glass windows. Other highlights in this modern design include: a three-car garage, spacious laundry room, a mudroom just off the garage, study on the first floor, playroom (could be used as extra office space, home theater, guest suite, etc.), and a screened porch.

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

Craftsman House Plan with Open Floor Plan

Dream House Plan - Craftsman Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #1067-2 Plan 1067-2

With excellent flow and an open floor plan, this exclusive Craftsman home plan combines old and new. The kitchen will become the center of activity, overlooking both the great room and the open dining room. Busy families will appreciate the extra-large pantry, which holds a desk and a freezer (in addition to shelving and counter space).

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

Contemporary House Design with Large Kitchen Island

Dream House Plan - Contemporary Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #569-38 Plan 569-38

Inside and out, contemporary plan shows off with sleek lines and free-flowing interior spaces. A sizable (and stylish) kitchen island is the perfect gathering spot for family and friends. Warm up next to the cozy fireplace in the great room or kick back and relax in the outdoor living space just off the dining room.

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

Farmhouse Design with Wood-Beamed Ceilings

Dream House Plan - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #437-93

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

This farmhouse style home design features an open floor plan that encourages ease and function with effortless access to the outdoors (just off the dining room). Homeowners will swoon over the wood-beamed vaulted ceilings and stone fireplace in the great room.

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

A spacious and stylish kitchen make this home fit for the modern family and adds contemporary touches. Decorative legs at the end of the kitchen island lend a vintage touch to the space. Sliding doors open to the exterior back porch, helping the home feel light and open.

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

Modern Farmhouse Plan with Wrap Around Porch

Dream House Plan - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #120-261 Plan 120-261

It's all about relaxing on the porch with this lovely modern farmhouse plan. But which porch? That's the question, since you've got a huge wrap around porch that goes all the way from the front to both sides, and then a terrace/barbecue porch in back with a stylish fireplace for outdoor fun. Inside, the kitchen takes center stage with a large island and a spacious walk-in pantry.

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

Dream House Plan - Open Floor Plans: Build a Home with a Smart Layout

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