It’s no mystery that open concept design is beloved by a large percentage of people. But, why is that? What exactly is the magic in open concept design that draws people in so consistently? At Heidan Construction, we get a peek into a lot of people’s design desires since we specialize in custom homes. Let us tell you a bit about what makes open concept so loved.
For a lot of people, object permanence is easier in theory than in practice. That is to say, a lot of people have a hard time remembering things exist when they’re not able to see them. This is why a lot of leading organizational experts are encouraging people to organize in ways that make things more visible.
With open concept home design, you take this practice and put it into action on a larger scale. You’re more likely to read a book if your bookshelf is visible from the couch, than if your bookshelf is in your home office. It’s more likely you’ll work out if your stationary bike is just a few steps away. With open concept design, you can have things more visible more of the time. And, of course, this comes with the added bonus of motivating cleanliness.
An open concept home design comes with social benefits as well. Communication is a lot easier without walls dividing us. Even in homes that aren’t considered open concept, we can see the evidence of this in breakfast bars. More homes are taking down the wall between the kitchen and dining room. This isn’t just to provide you with another place to eat. It’s also because people like to be able to talk between the dining room and kitchen. With an open concept home, this is put into action all over the house.
Better Light Flow
Walls, walls walls. They do a lot for us, but they also get in the way – literally. The more walls you have, the less your home’s light is able to flow from one space to the next. You can invest in oodles of electric lighting, or you can take advantage of open concept design and some nice, big windows. With an open concept home, your living room window may be able to light all the way from the living room to the kitchen. And, we assume your kitchen will have a window of its own. That means ample lighting from all angles.
Not only is light flow better for seeing what you’re doing and where you’re going, it’s better for your mood. The more natural light your home gets, the less likely you are to be depressed. A decrease in depression makes us happier, more productive, and more likely to clean up after ourselves.
Finally, one of the best things about open concept homes is how easy they are to navigate. This isn’t just true for strangers trying to find your bathroom. You may not get lost in your own home, but you will take longer to get from one place to another the more walls there are. With fewer divisions, you can take a few steps and get from living room to kitchen to dining room. And, all of that convenience comes without sacrificing actual size and space.
Buy Open Concept Custom Homes
If you want an open concept home that fits all of your needs, you should contact us at Heidan Construction about getting a custom home. We specialize in luxury custom homes in contemporary and modern designs. So, let us take a stab at designing a home just for you.