Is 2018 the beginning of the end of the open-concept floor plan?

September 13, 2018

By Staff

A real estate agent walks into a 1950s-era fixer upper, pokes around a bit, looks at the potential home buyers, and says something like: We’ll just blow out these walls between the living room and kitchen, really give you that open concept.

It’s a script you’ll witness on home buying or improvement shows on HGTV, on which peppy show hosts try to cater to couples who want an “open floor plan” that would allow them to supervise their children in the living room while they cook dinner in the kitchen.

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