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Pros and cons when considering open-concept homes


Last updated 3/4/2022 at 7:15pm

Before diving head first into a new home purchase or a big renovation to realize an open-concept dream, consider the pros and cons of this type of setup. Village News/Metro photo

FALLBROOK – Open-concept homes have become increasingly popular in recent years. An open-concept home is one in which the rooms flow into one another with limited obstruction from walls or other barriers. According to the National Association of Home Builders, 84% of new single-family homes have fully or partially open layouts.

While they may seem like a new trend, open floor plans are anything but. Early American homes featured open, often one- or two-room units built around the central kitchen/hearth. This maximized warmth and functionality. Homes evolved as incomes grew, and soon homes...

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