Designing a home that is full of light will improve your wellbeing, areas which have lots of natural light and rooms which can connect with the outside will all add to your happiness factor.
Another consideration is sound, unwanted noise is a common problem in open plan living, not least because of all the gadgets we now have for our entertainment.
Sound travels more easily to rooms below, which means a second floor or attic space is not always a good place for the loudest family members!
Although we love open plan living, include a snug or hideaway, just for the moments you like to feel cosy and snuggle in for the evening!
If you could design your current home, what would you change?