Open vs. Broken vs. Closed Concept Living

Open vs. Broken vs. Closed Concept Living

Homeowners can choose from at least three types of floor plans: which is right for you?

When looking for your perfect home, building custom is the way to go. There is no better way to ensure you get the amenities you and your family need to thrive than to start with an ideal house design in the best location. What is that perfect house design? Here’s what you need to know concerning open vs. broken vs. closed concept living.

Open Concept Living

Open concept living is the traditional layout for homes today. An open concept design has no boundaries between main living areas except for the furniture and usually configures the living room, kitchen, and dining room into one or two spaces. Many love the open floor plan for its spaciousness and visibility. Combining the kitchen with the dining or living room creates an entertainment-friendly atmosphere.

Broken Concept Living

The difficult side of open floor plans is that without room dividers, it can be harder to arrange different living spaces. The broken concept house adds minimal divisions into the layout. You might have a sunken living room, a built-in bookcase narrowing the pathway between two rooms, or a lowered head jamb. The broken floor plan adds interest in unique ways.

Closed Concept Living

Closed concept living is rare today, particularly in the main living area, but it still has its own benefits. In a closed concept home, most rooms are private and the kitchen is usually tucked away at the back of the house. You might also find that many rooms have doors that can close each one off completely from the others, even if you keep them open in daily life. Having closed living rooms can help keep parties contained, offices quiet, and messes sealed off from guests. 

How Shore-Line Construction Can Help

With Shore-Line Construction Homes, you can design and build your very own waterfront home in Maryland! When you work with them, you can consider all your options and expect all your questions to be answered. Should your home utilize open, broken, or closed concept living? Discuss your options with Shore-Line!


At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!

If you’re interested in learning more about what Shore-Line Construction can do for you, check out our website or give us a call at 410-574-6623. Keep up with all of the latest news by following our blog and social media pages on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and Houzz!

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