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Two-Story 4-Bedroom Tidy Cottage with Open Living Space and Bonus Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,996 Bedrooms: 3-4 Bathrooms: 3 Stories: 2 Garage: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 4-bedroom tidy cottage. Here’s the floor plan: Horizontal lap siding, bold shuttered windows, an inviting front porch and a large gable dormer over the garage bring an exquisite curb appeal to this two-story cottage. Inside, …

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Single-Story Ranch Style 4-Bedroom Farmhouse for a Corner Lot with Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,677 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story ranch-style 4-bedroom farmhouse. Here’s the floor plan: Horizontal lap siding, varied rooflines, shuttered windows, and a covered entry porch topped with a center gable add interesting character to this ranch-style farmhouse. Inside, the foyer ushers …

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Single-Story 3-Bedroom Traditional Home with Open Concept Living and Double Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,232 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 3-bedroom traditional home. Here’s the floor plan: This 3-bedroom traditional home that’s wrapped in stone and siding offers a simple yet efficient floor plan perfect for starting family. It includes a covered entry porch and …

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Single-Story 4-Bedroom Hill Country Ranch with Courtyard and Open Living Space (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,258 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 4-bedroom hill country ranch. Here’s the floor plan: This hill country ranch offers a functional floor plan that promotes comfortable and convenient living with its open floor plan. A covered front porch topped with charming …

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3-Bedroom Two-Story Traditional Country Home with Open Concept Living and an Optional Bonus Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,239 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 1.5 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom two-story traditional country home. Here’s the floor plan: This 3-bedroom country home with traditional touches flaunts a striking curb appeal with its brick exterior, board and batten siding, cedar shakes, and timber accents. Inside, the …

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Two-Story Modern 5-Bedroom Northwest Home for a Sloped Lot with Open Concept Living and Stacked 4-Car Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 4,532 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story modern 5-bedroom Northwest home. Here’s the floor plan: Slanted roofs, clean lines, and a multitude of large windows lend a modern influence to this 5-bedroom Northwest home. It features a stacked garage with a double …

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4-Bedroom Craftsman Style Single-Story Home with Open Living Area and Bonus Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,329 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom craftsman-style single-story home. Here’s the floor plan: A mixture of brick and board and batten siding enhance the craftsman appeal of this 4-bedroom home. It includes a welcoming front porch and a double garage with …

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Single-Story Modern 1-Bedroom Cottage with Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 952 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story modern 1-bedroom cottage. Here’s the floor plan: This 1-bedroom modern cottage offers a spacious open floor plan that promotes convenient living and maximum comfort. A covered deck welcomes you into the living room warmed by a large …

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3-Bedroom Country Style Single-Story Home with Open Floor Plan and Rear 2-Car Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,641 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom country-style single-story home. Here’s the floor plan: Mixed elements of stone, wood, and siding embellish this 3-bedroom country home. It includes hipped rooflines and a couple of gable dormers sitting above the entry porch. A …

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Single-Story Transitional 3-Bedroom Farmhouse with Open Concept Living and Optional Bonus Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,077 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story transitional 3-bedroom farmhouse. Here’s the floor plan: This single-story transitional farmhouse shows off an exquisite charm with its board and batten siding, brick skirting, white pillars, a center shed dormer above the entry porch, and …

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4-Bedroom Contemporary Style Single-Story Ranch with Open Living Space and Side Loading 3-Car Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,536 Bedrooms: 3-4 Bathrooms: 4 Stories: 1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom contemporary style single-story ranch. Here’s the floor plan: This single-story contemporary ranch has industrial touches showcasing its clean lines, metal roofs, and steel elements. Inside, the foyer opens into the great room and a flex …

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Two-Story Shingle Style 5-Bedroom Home with Open Living Area and Bonus Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 4,142 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story shingle-style 5-bedroom home. Here’s the floor plan: This two-story shingle home flaunts a Northwest charm with its cedar shake siding, shuttered windows, metal roof accents, and circular vents beneath the gables. A covered front porch …

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Modern 6-Bedroom Two-Story Prairie Home for an Up-Sloping Lot with Loft and Open Living Space (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,955 Bedrooms: 5-6 Bathrooms: 3.5-4.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a modern 6-bedroom two-story Prairie home. Here’s the floor plan: A blend of brick, wood, and siding brings an immense curb appeal to this two-story prairie home with modern influence. Inside, the foyer ushers you into a …

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3-Bedroom Single-Story Acadian Home with Open Concept Living and Side-Loading Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,715 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom single-story Acadian home. Here’s the floor plan: This 3-bedroom Acadian home boasts a wonderful curb appeal with its stately brick exterior, multiple gables, shuttered windows, and a welcoming entry framed with an archway. As you …

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3-Bedroom Single-Story Ranch Style Home with Open Floor Plan and Side-Loading Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,835 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom single-story ranch-style home. Here’s the floor plan: This 3-bedroom ranch exhibits a traditional charm with its stately brick exterior, gable rooflines, and a covered entry framed with an open archway. Inside, the formal living and …

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5-Bedroom Two-Story Transitional Home with Open Living Space and Double Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,215 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Stories: 2 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 5-bedroom two-story transitional home. Here’s the floor plan: A mixture of bricks, warm wood accents, and siding brings a striking character to the 5-bedroom transitional home. Large shed dormers and exposed rafter tails add to the …

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3-Bedroom Ranch Style Single-Story Brick Home with Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,024 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom ranch-style single-story home. Here’s the floor plan: Hipped rooflines, a red brick exterior, boxed bay windows, and an arched entry lend a traditional influence to this 3-bedroom ranch. Inside, the foyer opens right into the …

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Single-Story Shingle Style 4-Bedroom Home for a Sloped Lot with Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,552 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story shingle style 4-bedroom home. Here’s the floor plan: This two-story shingle style home features an impeccable facade adorned with graceful gables, board and batten siding, cedar shakes, and a covered front porch that creates a …

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Three-Story Southern 4-Bedroom Traditional Home for a Sloping Lot with Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,163 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Stories: 2-3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a three-story Southern 4-bedroom traditional home. Here’s the floor plan: This 4-bedroom Southern home exhibits a traditional appeal with its clapboard siding, a center dormer, and a deep front porch lined with decorative columns. As you stepped inside, you …

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Traditional 3-Bedroom Two-Story Craftsman Home with Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,947 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 1.5 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a traditional 3-bedroom two-story craftsman home. Here’s the floor plan: Board and batten siding, stone accents, cedar shakes, and gable rooflines graced with wooden brackets enhance the craftsman appeal of this two-story home. A covered entry porch …

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Open-concept homes are extremely popular, with interest in the over the last ten years developing dramatically. They offer fantastic amounts of living space while still being warm and inviting, and depending on the climate, they create wonderful opportunities for airflow and scenic views (with proper window usage).

Are there open concept style floor plans with a detached garage?  Is it possible?

Absolutely! This type of house is generally smaller, and an attached garage is not very common in the predominant types of open-concept houses. A detached garage might not even be adjacent to the home itself; rather it could be set back on the property, doubling as a workspace or storage area as well.

Do open concept style houses usually come with a garage?  

Often these homes will not have a garage – they’re made to be relaxed and often are built as beach houses or bungalows, in places where space is either generous or extremely limited. As such, they might have a garage or they simply might not be able to have one on the property.

Is an open concept style considered a grand or luxury style of home?  Is the style used for mansions or normally regular-sized homes?

Open concept homes are usually cheaper, more simple styles of housing. Very rarely will you see this design concept used on mansions or larger, more ostentatious homes. Think bungalows, beach homes, farmhouses – these all take advantage of the open concept while still feeling homey and rustic.

Is an open concept style ever built as a “small” home?  Can it be built economically?

Open concept homes can absolutely be “small” homes. In fact, for smaller and tiny homes, an open concept makes everything feel bigger. Additionally, if you’re on a budget and looking to build economically, less walls are always cheaper to build that more, so open concept homes should be strategically cheaper in general.

What are popular open concept style exterior colors?

Open concept homes are usually very cute and small, and lend themselves well to light blues and whites. Especially since this type of home is often seen as a beach house or a rustic cabin style in the woods, lighter colors usually pop quite well.

Can you build open concept style house on a narrow lot?  

You definitely could, though it would be somewhat limiting – it would be more of a straight shot, often referred to as a “shotgun” house in the 50s and 60s. These homes were open and narrows, but you could see from the front to the back when standing in the foyer and everything was adjacent to the main hall.

Can this style be built on a wide lot?

You can definitely build this type of home on a wide lot. In fact, the more an open concept home can sprawl, the better. It wants to have wide-open rooms that flow into each other, and that’s a lot easier when you have room to grow outward. These homes often don’t have second floors, so the broader, the better.

Can open concept style homes be built on a sloping lot?

Not very likely. This type of home wants even, sprawling ground. A sloping lot would invite difficulties to a wide, broad home like these typically are.

How many floors/stories does open concept style usually have?

Generally 1 floor, and possibly a finished basement. These homes are usually more simple, rustic homes that are cheaper and faster to build, maximizing on the porch and interior to feel big while still being inviting.

Do open concept style houses have a basement?

It really depends. Many open concept homes are beach houses or bungalows, and since they’re cheap and fast to build, basements aren’t typically a huge consideration. Couple that with the fact that beach houses and bungalows in swampy or water-adjacent areas would flood a lot, and you usually won’t find a basement on these homes. They’re typically built on a slab.

Does this style of house ever come with a bonus room?

Not traditionally – since the motive is to create a quick, cheap, beautiful home, things like bonus rooms aren’t generally considered. If you find an older open concept home, like the bungalows built after WWII, these may have had some work in fitting additional bonus rooms on, as people had more money and time for leisure that would fit into an extra room (like a man cave or art studio).

Do open concept style floor plans come with energy-efficient options?

They absolutely do. Because these homes are short and broad, window placement can create a splendid cross-breeze, keeping them cooler in the summer. Additionally, you can use windows to allow more light in during the day, decreasing heating and electric bills while making the most of your exposure to a beautiful landscape. These homes also are perfect for solar panels on the roof as they typically will not have high, sloping roofs. This enables them to add panels and get the most amount of sun throughout the day.

Is a porch a common design feature with open concept style houses?

For sure! Beach houses and bungalows especially love wraparound porches, because they maximize the open concept and sprawl of the home. With bay windows and sliding doors, you can create a seamless flow between the open concept interior and the exterior porch, which makes hosting a breezy party effortless.

What types of roof does open concept style house typically have?

Generally the roof of this type of home will slope slightly or be very gently inclined. This is because they don’t have second floors usually, and the goal of these homes is usually to be economical. A late, sloping roof is definitely not economical, particularly on a home that sprawls wide.

Does open concept style work well with a rustic interior decor?  Or is it more suited to a contemporary interior?

Rustic decor is the best way to decorate one of these homes. The beauty of an open concept is that it makes the home itself feel very large and relaxed on the inside, when in reality these homes are cheaper and smaller than other homes generally are. Because of this, rustic decor makes the interior warm, inviting, and homey, which is great for guests and occupants alike. Rustic decor accentuates the best part of these homes and also makes the potentially off-putting nature of such an open area into a positive, accepting environment.