The open floor plan concept is trending, and for good reason. Aside from the fact that there is simply more space, the concept allows for better use of space. These days people are busy. And families are spending more and more time doing different things. The open plan concept allows everyone to do the things they want [need] to do in the same space. Mom can cook dinner while the kids are doing homework and dad is watching the news. Everyone can be together while doing separate things; something that is impossible in traditional plan homes.
Removing walls and opening up the space can make a huge difference in a house. Rooms that were once used occasionally, such as a formal dining room or sunroom, are now being opened up and used to create a larger kitchen or great room. The entire “feel” of the home can change when a wall is removed!