Open Floor Plans vs Closed Floor Plans

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Choosing a floor plan can be overwhelming because you have to take into account things like your lifestyle and the landscape of your lot. But being informed on the floor plan that you choose will make designing your home a lot easier. When looking at the design of your home, people usually choose from open floor or closed floor plans.

Both of these are complete opposites and both have its advantages and disadvantages. There is not a right or wrong choice, it all depends on what you want. So, what does each plan offer?

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Open Floor Plan

An open floor plan usually consists of one or more open rooms. This is usually seen in rooms where the living room, dining room, and the kitchen share a space.


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Closed Floor Plan

You probably know by now that a closed floor plan consists of more walls. The living room, dining room, and kitchen are separate rooms with a doorway and four walls.


As we said before, there is no wrong or right answer, it is only based on your wants and needs. If you are ready to build the house of your dreams and are in the Loudoun or Fredericksburg area, give Fredericksburg Custom Homes a call!