Older homes were often built with many inside walls, and each room had a particular function. Modern living is often about creating a large public space where cooking, dining, and entertaining are all in a large area. It is about a feeling of spaciousness, and it can be part of gaining natural light. When rooms with outside windows are combined, more light is available in each part of the larger room. It can create a whole new feeling for those ready to take down a few walls.
Modern life is about feeling luxurious even in the smallest surroundings. Older homes may feel cramped even if they have plenty of inside area, and it is often due to interior walls closing off each room. Opening up the space to create one larger room comes with its own hazards and costs, but they can be worthwhile. Removing a few walls will provide a larger area, and it can create elbow room with little work when friends and family gather for a holiday.
The addition of light may give a fairly large room an additional feeling of space. Combining several rooms into one does add the space that was taken up by walls, but the combination goes further. It creates a brighter area that can often be rearranged for different needs over time. It may also add volume with the additional light available through more windows in one room rather than a window in each room.
Perception is often an important part of what makes a house into a home, and a feeling of luxury can be part of it. When creating large spaces for the entire family, matching flooring throughout the area can be one more dimension where the feeling of spaciousness can be added. Placing the right furniture pieces into the larger space will also add to the feeling of luxury that the whole family can now enjoy.