One trend in home design that started years ago but doesn't seem to be going anywhere is the open floor plan. Knocking down walls in the kitchen or dining room to connect it with the living room is an extremely popular request among new homeowners, and the effect it has on your house's aesthetic is huge. However, as popular a trend as it is, open floor plans aren't necessarily for everyone. If you're considering adopting the concept yourself, here are some things to consider:
Pro: A small space will seem much larger.
This is the most obvious and most drastic of the changes that come with opening up a space, and it's why the concept is so popular. Converting what were previously two or three separate rooms into one large area will give the impression that your home has more square footage, making it especially appealing when expanding or adding a room
isn't an option.