open floor plans

COVID has changed a lot of things including the way we live.  One surprising effect of the pandemic is that more buyers are saying “no, thanks” to open floor plans.

So why the change of heart? After all, open floor plans were practically a must for many buyers just a few months ago.

Well, thanks to the increase in remote working, buyers are on the lookout for home offices and quiet areas in the home. Open floor plans, which make it easy to socialize and just generally hang out with the family, are not great for creating those quiet areas. That separation of space, and the walls that come with it, are helping families cope with working from home and remote learning. Whether the trend will last is anyone’s guess, though it will be interesting to keep an eye on. You can read more about this phenomenon at Florida Realtors.