Architecture is about the kitchen, dining room and family room flowing into one open space. Accomplishing an open floor plan doesn’t demand additional square footage- it’s more about repurposing space. If a client says, “This is our dream home—except for the floor plan,” never let them walk away without first calling in a trusted contractor to discuss opening things up. Non load-bearing walls are inexpensive to remove. If it is a load-bearing wall, you can install a support beam or pillars.
Thanks to Scott Urquhart, CRS, for another great tip. Scott is a broker associate with Century 21 Troop Real Estate in Camarillo, California. Scott has been a CRS since 2009.