Houses used to have a traditional format with individual rooms connected by a main hallway. Each room was closed off from the rest. Today, people are looking for a spacious home layout that gives one a sense of openness, airiness, and brightness. Here are some ways to create a spacious custom home!
Today’s homes all come with some form of an open-concept layout. Whether it’s traditional, craftsman, ranch, coastal, or farmhouse, you’ll find an open floor plan in each one of them. Viking Custom Homes has a grand selection of custom home plans that you can adjust to your heart’s delight. All in all, the open layout can make dining, living, and cooking areas seamless.
Instead of creating designated rooms for specific purposes, like a dining room or office, one can include bonus rooms upstairs and downstairs which one can use for whatever they want. A bonus room is a blank slate that gives homeowners the flexibility to make it what they want. Some turn theirs into a home gym, a home office, or even an at-home school room!
Similar to a bonus room, a flex room is a space that serves more than one purpose. For example, one could combine the hobby room with the laundry room, or the playroom with the den. Very commonly, people will combine the home office with a guest bedroom. Combining purposes into one space gives a home a greater sense of space.
Design elements that create a spacious custom home include high ceilings. Every Viking Custom Homes home comes with standard 9″ high ceilings on the first and lower floors, but you can also elevate the ceiling in one or more rooms for a greater sense of airiness.
Your custom home architect can strategically place windows so you get the most indoor sunlight and the best outdoor views. Large windows in specific areas like the living rooms and bedrooms can help create a sense of openness to the outdoors and therefore a bigger space.
Paint color makes a difference, too. Every family prefers different color schemes, but lighter colors can achieve that open and bright look one might go for.
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