Open floor plans for houses are available for viewing and purchase at websites such as HomePlans.com, ePlans and The House Designers. These floor plans are searchable according to the number of bedrooms or bathrooms desired and the number of house stories.
Open floor plans typically allow for free flow through the public parts of the home, including the living room, dining room and kitchen. Because hallways and doorways are eliminated or minimized in an open floor home, the public rooms have a greater sense of space. Often kitchens serve as the heart of an open floor plan, which makes the maximum use of the square footage available.