While the Oscars brought Hollywood’s award season to an end last week, the real estate industry is still smack dab in the middle of theirs! The Greater Vancouver Homebuilder’s Association held an event for its members last night to [ … ]Read More
As open concept plans began to gain popularity in new home builds, separated kitchens and living rooms became a thing of the past, but will it stay that way? There are so many advantages to open plan living when you have families cohabitating with each other. Formal dining spaces tend to collect dust, and those fancy living rooms that were once only meant for guests seem to have disappeared. Open concept plans are much more suitable for apartment living where it wouldn’t make sense to have a separate kitchen and living in 600 sqft. of space. Though there are still some drawbacks to having this style of plan. If you happen to have dishes in the sink, or a messy kitchen well there’s really no hiding that from your guests. However, we completely agree with Houzz in that “open-plan design encourages sociable living allowing occupants of a space to become more open and engaged in dialogue” But the question remains, will this concept remain popular? An Australian Houzzer suggests “the ideal solution is the ability to open or close off spaces as required and it seems flexibility of living spaces is key for many modern-day homeowners”. Personally, we think that the open concept plan is here to stay, if you’d like to tell us what you think visit our facebook page and click here to view the article.