Open floor plans are not just airy and bright — they’re also environmentally-friendly.

An example of this is the LEED Gold Champ-a-tee residence, designed by 2form architects. The open living space not only achieves optimal daylighting, but is also passively cooled through use of ceiling fans, operable windows, and vents that draw cool air from the earth-bermed basement below.

Staircase in open floorplan home

About this room
Description: Open floor plans are not just airy and bright — they’re also environmentally-friendly.
Colors in this home design: brown, white, tan
Features & style/feel: high ceilings, exposed beams, wood, wooden, stairs, staircase, dining room, dining area, open plan, kitchen, balcony, airy, bright, light
Credit/paint colors:  Dunn-Edwards Paints

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