It's no wonder why open house layouts make up the majority of today's bestselling house plans! Whether you're building a tiny house, a small home, or a larger family-friendly residence, an open concept floor plan will maximize space and provide excellent flow from room to room. Open floor plans combine the kitchen and family room (or other living space) into a single great room that's perfect for relaxed entertaining and informal gatherings. An open concept floor plan elevates the kitchen to the heart and functional center of the home, often featuring an island that provides extra counter space and a snack bar with seating. Vaulted or decorative ceilings add drama. Contemporary-style homes often feature very open floor plans, but even more traditional designs have embraced the concept.