"Sometimes you just have to turn around, give little smile, throw the match, and burn that bridge." I've adopted this a long time ago and it changes you for the better. Those bridges were going to crumble any way, might as well give them a hand.
Homeowners have made open floor plans a popular layout style, and depending on your space, you may find it a suitable design choice for your home as well. Instead of separating each room with walls, open floor plans combine rooms.