An Open Floor Plan Allows Easy Entertaining

An open floor plan has become the new normal in new home design and we can see why. How many of you can relate to entertaining family and friends and never feeling like you have enough room? I’m sure all homeowners have experienced this at least once in their lifetime and with modern design trends you don’t have to worry anymore! More houses are being built with spacious and open floor plans and older homes are going under renovation to create open free-flowing spaces. It’s no wonder why open spaces are popular, even in a small home; the space feels larger and can accommodate more people. Closed up rooms feel cramped and can make entertaining more stressful.


Most of our client’s timber frame and post and beam homes feature an open concept floor plan. Once you’ve experienced an open plan, you will never want to go back to the traditional cut up floor plans that many older homes feature. Not only do open floor plans make entertaining easier, but it also allows the homeowner to interact with guests easily when the rooms flow together, especially if you like to cook and don’t want to miss out on socializing with your dinner guests!

Check out some of our client’s open concept timber frame homes for inspiration:

timber frame dining room

The Mascoma timber frame great room is semi-separate from the kitchen and dining room but features a spacious entryway to create a nice open and airy space.

timber frame open floor plan

 This timber frame home in Oregon features a nice spacious layout on the first floor.

barn home open floor plan

 Our famous Classic Barn Home feels nice and airy with the open concept layout and dramatic cathedral ceiling with the cupola above.

open concept kitchen and dining

 This Vermont timber frame home features an open concept kitchen and dining area; a small wall creates a barrier to the great room, but still allows this open space to flow easily into the great room.

Are you ready to design your custom post and beam home with an open concept layout? Visit our website for floor plan ideas! Contact us today to speak with one of our project coordinators! 1-800-636-0993.