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Open Concept vs. Traditional Floor Plans: What’s Better For Your Home Renovation?

When preparing to renovate your home, you come across dozens of decisions that you would have never thought about otherwise. In the world of home renovations, one of the most significant decisions homeowners face is choosing between an open-concept floor plan or a traditional layout. Each option has its advantages, but also drawbacks depending on your style and layout. This makes it crucial to understand the differences before diving into a full home renovation project. So, open concept vs. traditional floor plans – which one is right for you?

Open Concept vs. Traditional Floor Plans

The main difference between open-concept floor plans and traditional layouts is all in the name. Open-concept plans eliminate most barriers, giving the main rooms in your home an open and airy atmosphere. All walls are removed, connecting your living room to your kitchen, dining room, and other spaces. Traditional floor plans, however, keep those barriers up, giving you more privacy in each separate room.

Open-concept plans have grown in popularity thanks to the contemporary movement in home design, making it the more modern choice for most homeowners. However, with people spending more and more time at home, it seems traditional floor plans may make a comeback, giving people more personal space and separation from the craziness of their homes. While both styles are great options, it’s up to you to determine which plan fits you and your family’s lifestyle more.

Open Concept Floor Plans

There’s a reason open-concept flooring is so popular. This design style allows for a lot of extra room, giving the illusion that even smaller homes look bigger. With no boundaries, open-concept plans allow for tons of extra creativity when arranging furniture, accenting spaces, and allowing more natural light to brighten up the space.

This style of floor plan is also the perfect choice for avid party-throwers! The absence of walls or barriers allows for a lot more free space, making it the perfect entertainment area for those with larger families. This style can allow you to cook and entertain at the same time, without missing any of the action.

However, open-concept floor plans don’t come without drawbacks. While it may be great for those who love to entertain, those who prefer privacy may find it harder to relax in their home. If you’re looking for a little extra privacy, you may have to spend a while arranging your furniture just the right way. Plus with fewer barriers, means more open air, meaning sounds and smells travel a lot easier through the space. They also take more power to heat or cool down in the intense months.

Traditional Floor Plans

Traditional floor plans are your average layout for older homes, offering more closed-off spaces throughout the main part of a house. However, it’s slowly coming back into style as people spend more and more time at home. With additional walls, privacy becomes much easier to obtain than with an open concept. This means less noise, fewer distractions, and more space to decorate!

This style of layout is optimal for those who love to decorate. The added wall space and sectioned rooms mean less stress about creating a cohesive look throughout. Plus, it also makes heating and cooling your rooms quicker, making your home more energy efficient.

Just like open-concept plans, traditional floor plans have their downsides as well. With more barriers in between windows, lighting spaces naturally becomes much harder, making your rooms look darker, and therefore feel smaller. It can also cause issues for those with accessibility problems. Adding extra twists and turns around calls can cause confusion and sharp corners offer less room for walkers, wheelchairs, or other mobility aids.

Which Is Better For You?

All in all, determining which floor plan is better for you comes down to your personal decision. Remember that a full renovation can be a huge change, so it’s necessary to weigh all your pros and cons before making any final layout choices. Whether this is your forever home, or you just moved in, you’re going to be living in it, after all. Make sure your decision matters.

Transform Your Home With Re-Builders

Ready to get started on your home renovation, or just looking for a bit of input? From design to acquiring permits to project completion, Re-Builders can handle it all! We are here to help through your Grand Strand renovation journey. Contact Re-Builders to learn more about our home renovation options. Please give us a call at 843-448-0041 or request a quote here!

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Thank you

"Thank you for an absolutely fabulous experience.  Your support throughout the process and the quality of the final product are beyond expectation. You and your team are awesome!"


Judy O'Neill

2019-04-16T09:49:59-04:00

Judy O'Neill

"Thank you for an absolutely fabulous experience.  Your support throughout the process and the quality of the final product are beyond expectation. You and your team are awesome!"

A reputable contractor!

"When we moved to Murrells Inlet last June, it was hard to find a reputable contractor. After searching we found Re-Builders! They were always professional and the work was done in a timely manner; above all, Ray was always in contact with us! I love my new kitchen, hardwood floors and bathroom! I would recommend them to anyone for any sort of building or remodeling!"


Cindy Parsons

2019-04-16T10:24:33-04:00

Cindy Parsons

"When we moved to Murrells Inlet last June, it was hard to find a reputable contractor. After searching we found Re-Builders! They were always professional and the work was done in a timely manner; above all, Ray was always in contact with us! I love my new kitchen, hardwood floors and bathroom! I would recommend them to anyone for any sort of building or remodeling!"

Professionalism of your crew

"We ... have to comment on the professionalism of your crew. They were all easy to talk to and each one knowledgeable enough to answer any questions [we] had during the remodeling. They cleaned up at the end of each day and left the yard neat.


Glenda & Dan Connolly

2019-04-16T10:28:56-04:00

Glenda & Dan Connolly

"We ... have to comment on the professionalism of your crew. They were all easy to talk to and each one knowledgeable enough to answer any questions [we] had during the remodeling. They cleaned up at the end of each day and left the yard neat.

Nice Experience!

"It was really a nice experience working with you and your crew.  Thank you for helping us!"

 

Ray & Kathleen Weisel

2019-04-16T09:50:34-04:00

Ray & Kathleen Weisel

"It was really a nice experience working with you and your crew.  Thank you for helping us!"  

Ray was very caring!

"(The job) went very well.  They did everything they were asked.  Workers were efficient, polite and showed up when needed.  Ray was very caring in paying attention to how his employees performed.  He got the permits and also the inspections.  Though it was a long process we are very happy with their attention to detail and very happy with the end result."


Carol Worden

2019-04-16T10:23:13-04:00

Carol Worden

"(The job) went very well.  They did everything they were asked.  Workers were efficient, polite and showed up when needed.  Ray was very caring in paying attention to how his employees performed.  He got the permits and also the inspections.  Though it was a long process we are very happy with their attention to detail and very happy with the end result."

Porch Enclosure

"We are very pleased with the room (porch enclosure)! All of Re-Builders' workers and contractors were most responsive and willing to please!  We would certainly recommend Re-Builders to friends and neighbors!"


Debbie Strange

2019-04-16T10:22:15-04:00

Debbie Strange

"We are very pleased with the room (porch enclosure)! All of Re-Builders' workers and contractors were most responsive and willing to please!  We would certainly recommend Re-Builders to friends and neighbors!"

Bravo!

“Dear Ray, Deborah, Chad, Betty, Dawn and Crew – BRAVO! You took my 20 year old beach home and transformed it like magic! I do not believe anyone would ever think this is a remodel…. I am so proud it looks great! I appreciate everyone’s effort, dedication and professional way everything was handled. Your crew is top notch and please use my home to show your new clients.”


Linda Hewitt

2019-04-16T10:31:53-04:00

Linda Hewitt

“Dear Ray, Deborah, Chad, Betty, Dawn and Crew – BRAVO! You took my 20 year old beach home and transformed it like magic! I do not believe anyone would ever think this is a remodel…. I am so proud it looks great! I appreciate everyone’s effort, dedication and professional way everything was handled. Your crew is top notch and please use my home to show your new clients.”

The kitchen is beautiful!

"Bob & I wanted to thank you for the great job you did on our kitchen.  We appreciate all the care your workers took during construction and you working with us through all that was going on.  The kitchen is beautiful and we thank you"


Bob & Linda Waselus

2019-04-16T10:28:00-04:00

Bob & Linda Waselus

"Bob & I wanted to thank you for the great job you did on our kitchen.  We appreciate all the care your workers took during construction and you working with us through all that was going on.  The kitchen is beautiful and we thank you"

Porch Looks Great!

"The porch looks great and we are very happy!"


Barbara Kohn

2019-04-16T09:58:28-04:00

Barbara Kohn

"The porch looks great and we are very happy!"

Extremely Pleased!

"We are extremely pleased with the bathroom renovation you did for us last summer and we're still enjoying the big addition project you did in '07.  We appreciate the quality of workmanship and the quality of your employees".


Jim & Kathy Turner

2019-04-16T09:51:53-04:00

Jim & Kathy Turner

"We are extremely pleased with the bathroom renovation you did for us last summer and we're still enjoying the big addition project you did in '07.  We appreciate the quality of workmanship and the quality of your employees".

It looks wonderful!

"Thank you so much for the great job you did on the entrance of our house.  It looks wonderful and your work was nothing less than superb!"


Ann Standish

2019-04-16T10:27:02-04:00

Ann Standish

"Thank you so much for the great job you did on the entrance of our house.  It looks wonderful and your work was nothing less than superb!"

Responsive To All Our Concerns

"We contracted with Ray and his team to add a room to our home.  Everyone on the project was professional, courteous, and, above all, responsive to all our concerns.  The project came in on time and budget with personnel being very attentive to detail.  We would recommend them to anyone needing home improvement"  -Stan & Amanda Earl
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2023-01-31T16:16:33-05:00
"We contracted with Ray and his team to add a room to our home.  Everyone on the project was professional, courteous, and, above all, responsive to all our concerns.  The project came in on time and budget with personnel being very attentive to detail.  We would recommend them to anyone needing home improvement"  -Stan & Amanda Earl

Very Polite and Always Very Helpful

“The entire Hudgens family wish to thank you and your whole staff and crew for the great job you did for us, in remodeling our beach house. We are pleased with how it all turned out and really like everything so much!


A special thank you to Dawn for all her hard work and patience with us in working together on the details. Also, we found the crew very polite and always very helpful. We will be happy to to recommend Re-Builders and thank you again for your work and expertise.”


                                                                                                        -Dr. & Mrs. Roy Hudgens

 

 

Dr. and Mrs. Roy Hudgens

2019-04-16T10:34:17-04:00

Dr. and Mrs. Roy Hudgens

“The entire Hudgens family wish to thank you and your whole staff and crew for the great job you did for us, in remodeling our beach house. We are pleased with how it all turned out and really like everything so much! A special thank you to Dawn for all her hard work and patience with us in working together on the details. Also, we found the crew very polite and always very helpful. We will be happy to to recommend Re-Builders and thank you again for your work and expertise.”                                                                                                         -Dr. & Mrs. Roy Hudgens    

Felt very comfortable

“Connie and I felt very comfortable with you during your first visit to discuss our project. During the past months, you have displayed to us that you truly are a very honest man of high character and integrity. We can never remember a time doubting that you would do what you said you would. We commend you for your high standards and genuine concern for our satisfaction with your work.”


Bruce & Connie

2019-04-16T10:33:03-04:00

Bruce & Connie

“Connie and I felt very comfortable with you during your first visit to discuss our project. During the past months, you have displayed to us that you truly are a very honest man of high character and integrity. We can never remember a time doubting that you would do what you said you would. We commend you for your high standards and genuine concern for our satisfaction with your work.”

New Kitchen

"We are definitely enjoying our new kitchen!"


Jeannie Freeman

2019-04-16T09:56:27-04:00

Jeannie Freeman

"We are definitely enjoying our new kitchen!"

Very Pleased!

"We are very pleased with Re-Builders' work.  Love our new hall bath!  Thank you to all involved."


Mary Wicker

2019-04-16T09:57:24-04:00

Mary Wicker

"We are very pleased with Re-Builders' work.  Love our new hall bath!  Thank you to all involved."

Beautiful renovation

"We would like to thank you and your staff for the beautiful renovation of our master bedroom and master bath. It looks exactly like we pictured it should be."


Doug & Kathy Cox

2019-04-16T10:31:18-04:00

Doug & Kathy Cox

"We would like to thank you and your staff for the beautiful renovation of our master bedroom and master bath. It looks exactly like we pictured it should be."

We are delighted!

“Ray, your work is of highest quality! The superior service you render and the positive attitude in which it is done is extraordinary! This goes for your personnel as well. They represent you in a very fine manner. They are great to work with-highest quality work, highly professional, positive attitude, strong customer service orientation, and friendly and accommodating.



Bill and Gloria Stubbs

2019-04-16T10:29:40-04:00

Bill and Gloria Stubbs

“Ray, your work is of highest quality! The superior service you render and the positive attitude in which it is done is extraordinary! This goes for your personnel as well. They represent you in a very fine manner. They are great to work with-highest quality work, highly professional, positive attitude, strong customer service orientation, and friendly and accommodating.

Awesome Job!

"Thank you, everything looks good.  The team did an awesome job and we are very pleased with the results."


Eric Chapman

2019-04-16T10:20:44-04:00

Eric Chapman

"Thank you, everything looks good.  The team did an awesome job and we are very pleased with the results."

Impressed With Your Crew

"I just love it (screen porch)! I want to tell you how impressed I was with your crew....they were more than capable, courteous, worked in a timely fashion, accommodating, and cleaned up after themselves every day! I will certainly recommend your company to anyone who asks.

-K. Oberle, Myrtle Beach
2021-10-08T14:49:56-04:00
"I just love it (screen porch)! I want to tell you how impressed I was with your crew....they were more than capable, courteous, worked in a timely fashion, accommodating, and cleaned up after themselves every day! I will certainly recommend your company to anyone who asks. -K. Oberle, Myrtle Beach

Very Professional & Friendly

"Chad Floyd was excellent.  The Re-Builders team was very professional & friendly.


They showed up on schedule & always cleaned up after themselves.


The end result is a beautiful bathroom, completed ahead of schedule."


-Weyman Yee, Myrtle Beach


 

Weyman Yee

2020-10-16T15:28:37-04:00

Weyman Yee

"Chad Floyd was excellent.  The Re-Builders team was very professional & friendly. They showed up on schedule & always cleaned up after themselves. The end result is a beautiful bathroom, completed ahead of schedule." -Weyman Yee, Myrtle Beach  

Outstanding Professional Job

"My wife and I are extremely pleased with the job Re-Builders did remodeling our condo.  Ray Floyd gave us a very impressive portfolio with references and vendors he recommended we use.  Ray and his foreman, Tim Todd, looked after every detail, and we were impressed with each and every vendor we chose.


Each vendor did an outstanding professional job in a timely manner.  We highly recommend Re-Builders for your remodeling needs!


-The Moores, Myrtle Beach

2021-05-19T14:39:55-04:00
"My wife and I are extremely pleased with the job Re-Builders did remodeling our condo.  Ray Floyd gave us a very impressive portfolio with references and vendors he recommended we use.  Ray and his foreman, Tim Todd, looked after every detail, and we were impressed with each and every vendor we chose. Each vendor did an outstanding professional job in a timely manner.  We highly recommend Re-Builders for your remodeling needs! -The Moores, Myrtle Beach

Another Great Job!

"Thanks for ANOTHER great job, and feel free to use us for glowing recommendations!"


Barbara Cody

2019-04-16T10:21:36-04:00

Barbara Cody

"Thanks for ANOTHER great job, and feel free to use us for glowing recommendations!"

Polite, Tidy & Punctual

"Thank you to Chad Floyd & the crew. I am so pleased with my bathroom remodel.  All the workers have been polite, tidy, punctual, and performed excellent work."
-Judy Lewis, Myrtle Beach
2021-08-16T16:17:41-04:00
"Thank you to Chad Floyd & the crew. I am so pleased with my bathroom remodel.  All the workers have been polite, tidy, punctual, and performed excellent work." -Judy Lewis, Myrtle Beach

Featured Kitchen

“We are extremely pleased with the new kitchen. It is absolutely beautiful and so user-friendly! We appreciate your extra personal efforts and those of MarKraft designer, Dawn Jacobus, to assure that all space was effectively utilized and that the kitchen would have that very special look and feel. We also are very appreciative that the kitchen was so attractively featured in the fall 2003 issue of Coastal Carolina Home Styles."


Anonymous

2019-04-16T10:30:28-04:00

Anonymous

“We are extremely pleased with the new kitchen. It is absolutely beautiful and so user-friendly! We appreciate your extra personal efforts and those of MarKraft designer, Dawn Jacobus, to assure that all space was effectively utilized and that the kitchen would have that very special look and feel. We also are very appreciative that the kitchen was so attractively featured in the fall 2003 issue of Coastal Carolina Home Styles."

We LOVE it!

"We want to let you know that we are truly thankful that we selected you to do our remodel.  We are so delighted.  It was a complete remodel (interior painting the entire house, counters, ceramic flooring, bamboo flooring, countertops, appliances, cabinets and patio).  What made it even more difficult is we currently live 1500 miles away. Thank you once again, and we are so happy with the total house remodel - when we are ready to do the bathrooms, you can guess who we will call!  We LOVE it!


Miles & Susan Rowe

2019-04-16T10:26:11-04:00

Miles & Susan Rowe

"We want to let you know that we are truly thankful that we selected you to do our remodel.  We are so delighted.  It was a complete remodel (interior painting the entire house, counters, ceramic flooring, bamboo flooring, countertops, appliances, cabinets and patio).  What made it even more difficult is we currently live 1500 miles away. Thank you once again, and we are so happy with the total house remodel - when we are ready to do the bathrooms, you can guess who we will call!  We LOVE it!
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