Enjoy our special selection of house plans with open floor plans! Back in the days of George Washington, homes often consisted of four rooms of similar size on each floor, with thick walls granting privacy to each room. We've evolved over time, and now most of us prefer fewer walls, more openness, and home plans that are perfect for hosting large parties! Many of today's home designs offer a kitchen that is visually open to the living room, so the cook can stay involved in conversations with guests. This entertaining area may be open to additional rooms like a dining room, a family room or a den. And sliding glass doors can expand the party to a patio or deck!