Open Floor Plans We Love

Drumone Road MLS Pink Flowers Table

These homes all have one thing in common, they are wide-open, family oriented, a space built for "togetherness" and built to host a good time.Hats off to some of the best builders in the South, take a look at 9 well-constructed kitchens and living spaces (open floor plans), built by Southern Living Custom Builder Program Members, showcasing innovative homes for family living and entertaining. Whether you're cooking dinner for the kids, or entertaining in your living room, your family and guests are always sure to feel the warmth of the company around them. Southern Living carefully selects custom home builders that transcend the pages of the magazine into a dream home. Members are chosen for their extensive experience and knowledge, reputation in the marketplace, and focus on the customer who is looking to build a custom home. Take a step in and picture yourself at home as you glance through these rooms.

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Where Everyone's Welcome

Drumone Road MLS Pink Flowers Table

Bright, white, and open best define the heart of this home…the kitchen! Built by Creative Home Concepts of Midlothian, Virginia.

02 of 09

You're Invited

Light Comfy Bench Wood Table
ML Baxley

Relax and entertain in this living space. The open floor plan encourages both high style and function with easy access to the outdoors. Built by Carl Gray Henson Inc. and Bret Franks Construction Inc. of Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Gather Round

Summit Custom Homes Will Kerner Photography
Will Kerner Photography

Details matter when building a traditional Southern home. This kitchen is brimming with character and charm. Built by Summit Custom Homes of Charlottesville, Virginia.

04 of 09

Cozy Up and Come on Over

Couches Teal Pillows
Fred Rollison Photography

Morning, noon, or night, this cozy and open space is a perfect gathering spot for the family. Built by Dillard Jones Builders of Greenville, South Carolina.

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Open House

Talbott Wood Beams Floral Chair
TK Images LLC

This living room is made even bigger by retractable doors that bring the outside in. They open right up to the porch and extend your living space. Built by Stone Acorn Builders of Houston, Texas.

06 of 09

Come On In

Talbott Outside Porch
TK Images LLC

This porch enjoys the full view of the open living area and kitchen. Built by Stone Acorn Builders of Houston, Texas.

07 of 09

Gather Round the Island

Willowcreek Ranch Island Seating Right
TK Images LLC

Contrasting materials and textures add a decorative touch to this cook space. Built by Morning Star Builders of Houston, Texas.

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Spice It Up

Willowcreek Ranch wood
TK Images LLC

One way to make an open floor plan dynamic is to vary the ceilings. The difference in the ceilings of the dining space, kitchen and living room that give each room their own unique feel. Built by Morning Star Builders of Houston, Texas.

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Make Yourself at Home

Talbott Taupe Kitchen
TK Images LLC

This stunning kitchen and dining area is a warm and inviting space for the family to enjoy. Built by Stone Acorn Builders of Houston, Texas.

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