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A number of realty pros showed a preference for open plans. Fortunately for those who want to live without walls, new construction and renovations have embraced the concept in a big way. Google Trends shows a steady uptick in open plans, especially open kitchens, and in 2016 Houzz.com featured more than 600,000 photos of open-plan spaces. While some designers and architects are tired of the trend, open plans do seem to suit the way most families live today, allowing for greater sociability, more interaction, and a feeling of spaciousness (a plus for smaller homes).
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